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Stephen

Olivia Musembi
By Olivia Musembi Senior Content Writer
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 63 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
✔️ Fact Checked by Selvakumar Mariappan (Technical Specialist)

Gender: Male

Origin: Greek

Meaning: To Wear a Crown, Wreath

Pronunciation: STEE-vuhn, /ˈstiːvən/, S T IY V AH N

Popularity Rank: #406

On this page:

  • 1. Stephen Meaning
  • 2. Stephen Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Stephen
  • 4. Translations of Stephen
  • 5. Stephen Name Popularity
  • 6. Stephen popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Stephen
  • 8. Latest News about Stephen
  • 9. Nicknames for Stephen
  • 10. Stephen Name Poster
  • 11. Names similar to Stephen

Stephen Meaning

From the Greek name Στεφανος (Stephanos) which means "crown". It was borne by Saint Stephen, a deacon and the first Christian martyr. This name has been used in England since the Norman Conquest.

Stephen also means "To Wear a Crown, Wreath, Garland, Crowned, Crown".

Stephen is commonly found in United Kingdom, United States of America, Nigeria, and 91 more countries.

Stephen Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: STEE-vuhn

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈstiːvən/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: S T IY V AH N

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

T: Pronounce as in "top" (T AA P)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

V: Pronounce as in "van" (V AE N)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Stephen

Stephen Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Stephen is recorded 135,754 times globally, ranking it as the 406th most common name worldwide.

Stephen is most prevalent in United Kingdom, with 45,853 occurrences, making it the 24th most popular name in the country.

In Ireland, the name Stephen is found among 1 in every 11 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Stephen Popularity by Country

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CountryRankFrequency
United Kingdom#241 : 12
United States of America#1531 : 55
Nigeria#661 : 97
Ireland#111 : 11
South Africa#2671 : 374
Canada#791 : 76
Ghana#181 : 42
Hong Kong#931 : 117
France#1,1051 : 596
Malaysia#6281 : 928
Singapore#3111 : 478
Italy#1,9951 : 1,185
Saudi Arabia#3,0501 : 3,006
United Arab Emirates#9191 : 1,145
Netherlands#1,1631 : 579
Germany#1,2701 : 729
China#1851 : 306
Qatar#5841 : 1,035
Oman#1,2571 : 1,443
Spain#1,9341 : 1,397
Belgium#1,2061 : 735
Philippines#3021 : 623
Cameroon#7351 : 1,145
Malta#271 : 65
Sudan#2,3901 : 3,941
Kuwait#1,4221 : 2,121
Costa Rica#8161 : 499
India#2,4321 : 3,132
Jamaica#2131 : 298
Taiwan#3421 : 1,212
Macao#2711 : 606
Colombia#6,6491 : 8,111
Bahrain#1,1341 : 1,958
Switzerland#1,4961 : 1,349
Egypt#15,5321 : 18,959
Libya#3,4351 : 5,677
Sweden#1,0831 : 989
Botswana#3471 : 954
Denmark#7281 : 961
Japan#7181 : 1,072
Morocco#9,7761 : 13,000
Turkey#8,8941 : 12,919
Namibia#6571 : 1,698
Chile#4,7321 : 7,920
Norway#7521 : 1,062
Mauritius#1,2741 : 1,656
Peru#6,4471 : 13,258
Israel#5,6311 : 4,763
Bangladesh#5,5821 : 7,596
Palestine#5,4931 : 5,107
Mexico#10,1111 : 15,013
Finland#1,7611 : 2,377
Austria#2,0981 : 2,305
Portugal#2,1471 : 3,292
Algeria#15,7601 : 28,923
Russia#8,3911 : 9,247
Panama#3,0341 : 4,824
Iraq#20,7791 : 29,297
Cyprus#5271 : 810
Tunisia#11,6151 : 19,716
Greece#2,4651 : 3,267
Brunei Darussalam#9691 : 3,185
Luxembourg#1,0281 : 1,451
Guatemala#4,6761 : 9,573
Bolivia#7,0291 : 16,303
Hungary#1,0821 : 2,148
Indonesia#8061 : 2,157

List of countries the name Stephen is rarely found

Stephen popularity in U.S.

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This chart displays the ranking of the name Stephen from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Stephen

📰 Latest News about Stephen

Stay updated with the most recent news about Stephen. Read on to catch up with Stephen's latest headlines

Last Updated: May 27, 2024 06:56 AM (GMT + 5.30)

  • NBA star Stephen Curry, wife Ayesha welcome fourth child - WHIO
    Source: WHIO | Published on: May 27, 2024
  • Stephen, Ayesha Curry announce birth of fourth child - ESPN
    Source: ESPN | Published on: May 27, 2024
  • Ayesha Curry Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby No. 4 With Stephen Curry - E! NEWS
    Source: E! NEWS | Published on: May 27, 2024
  • Ayesha Curry Gives Birth to Baby No. 4 With Husband Stephen Curry - Us Weekly
    Source: Us Weekly | Published on: May 27, 2024
  • Ayesha and Stephen Curry Announce Early Birth of Their 4th Baby, a Boy: 'He's Doing Great' - PEOPLE
    Source: PEOPLE | Published on: May 27, 2024
  • Stephen Curry and wife Ayesha welcome their fourth child and second son, Caius Chai: 'Our sweet baby boy decid - Daily Mail
    Source: Daily Mail | Published on: May 27, 2024
  • Warriors' Stephen Curry, Wife Ayesha Announce Birth of Son Caius Chai in IG Photo - Bleacher Report
    Source: Bleacher Report | Published on: May 27, 2024
  • Trump's new policy wonks are proteges of Stephen Miller and Newt Gingrich - Axios
    Source: Axios | Published on: May 26, 2024
  • Billionaire GOP donor Stephen Schwarzman backs Trump in ‘vote for change’ - CNN
    Source: CNN | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Ayesha and Stephen Curry Announce Early Birth of Their 4th Baby, a Boy: 'He's Doing Great' - Yahoo Canada Shine On
    Source: Yahoo Canada Shine On | Published on: May 25, 2024

Nicknames for Stephen

Stevie, Steve-O, Stef, Steffy, Stephie, Stepho, Stevo, Steff, Stevie Wonder, Steve McQueen, Steffers, Ste-Squared, Stevito, Stefferson, Stephenizer

Stephen Name Poster

Stephen Name Poster

Names similar to Stephen

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