Origin:Greek
Popularity:622
Meaning:crown, garland
Stephen was a favorite name in ancient Greece, as well as a deacon who was stoned to death for promoting the teachings of Christianity, an act that made him the first Christian martyr. It was also frequently the name of kings and popes. Several modern-day bearers of the name include talk show host Stephen Colbert, author Stephen King and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (who pronounces it STEF-fen.)

Famous Stephens

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  • Stephen Baldwin
    Actor
  • Stephen Crane
    Novelist
  • Stephen Curry
    Basketball Player
  • Stephen Fry
    Comedian
  • Stephen Hillenburg
    Cartoonist
  • Stephen King
    Author
  • Stephen Marley
    Singer
  • Stephen Sondheim
    Composer
  • Stephen Strasburg
    Baseball Player

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Source: Social Security Administration

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