Stephen

Stephen - A very unique male name



  Nov 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Stephen, meaning garland, crown, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #99. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Stephen and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Stephen? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Stephen. The baby boy name Stephen was given to 1,519 baby boys in 2012, ranking #231 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,080 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Stephen peaked in popularity 68 years ago in 1949 on position 19.



Famous with this name

Stephen King
Stephen Amell
Stephen Moyer


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Stephen is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Stephen is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #128 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #518.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Stephen is where you live.


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Stephen origin and meaning

Stephen is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means garland, crown. To see famous people named Stephen, pop culture references for the name Stephen and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Stephen

We've found the following names that sound similar to Stephen, sorted by popularity.

Steven / Stephan / Stefan / Stephon / Stevan / Stefano / Stephanie / Stefon / Stevens / Steffan /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012231
2011228
2010202
2009200
2008192
2007174
2006164
2005144
2004140
2003127
2002114
2001102
200095
199986
199878
199768
199660
199557
199449
199347
199245
199141
199039
198940
198840
198738
198636
198536
198435
198335
198238
198139
198040
197940
197837
197738
197637
197534
197435
197332
197229
197127
197027
196927
196827
196726
196626
196528
196429
196329
196228
196127
196027
195928
195826
195724
195623
195521
195420
195321
195221
195119
195019
194919
194820
194721
194624
194526
194428
194329
194232
194141
194049
193965
193874
193792
1936102
1935113
1934121
1933126
1932124
1931131
1930138
1929126
1928131
1927126
1926130
1925122
1924110
1923109
1922102
192197
192097
191998
191896
191789
191688
191586
191480
191390
191288
191187
191099

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania128
Connecticut129
Massachusetts138
Maine146
New Jersey153
Alabama161
Georgia166
Louisiana166
South Carolina169
Virginia171
New York173
Rhode Island174
Maryland180
South Dakota182
Kentucky186
Florida193
Delaware197
West Virginia205
North Carolina208
Missouri213
Indiana221
Tennessee221
Wisconsin228
Mississippi233
Ohio241
Arkansas262
Oklahoma266
Texas275
Michigan278
Arizona282
New Mexico286
Colorado289
California326
Washington332
Minnesota339
Kansas342
Nevada352
Oregon360
Illinois366
Iowa393
Utah518

Even more about Stephen


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Stephen a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Stephen?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1949
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Stephen
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,080
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,519

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