Short form of Stanley
"near the stony meadow"

Stan Origin and Meaning

The name Stan is a boy's name meaning "near the stony meadow".

One of the old-school nicknames -- think Ray, Vince, Frank -- that's on the brink of coming back into style. Name him Stanislav or Constantine and he'll have a groovier long form to fall back on.

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Famous People Named Stan

  • Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson)English comedian of duo Laurel and Hardy
  • Stanley Frank "Stan" MusialAmerican baseball player
  • Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber)American comic book creator
  • Stanley Roger "Stan" SmithAmerican tennis player
  • Stanley Newcomb "Stan" KentonAmerican jazz pianist
  • Stanley Allison "Stan" RogersCanadian singer,songwriter
  • Stanley William "Stan" TraceyEnglish jazz pianist
  • Stanley Bernard "Stan" GalazinAmerican NFL football player
  • Steven "Stan!" BrownAmerican author, cartoonist, and game designer
  • Stanford Elmer "Stan" ParrisU.S. Congressman from Virginia
  • Stan GerardsAmerican YouTuber
  • Sebastian StanRomanian American actor

Stan in Pop Culture

  • Stanley "Stan" Marshcharacter on animated series "South Park"
  • Stanford Leonard "Stan" Smithcharacter on animated series "American Dad!"
  • Stanley "Stan" Pinescharacter on the animated series "Gravity Falls"
  • Stan Rizzocharacter on TV's "Mad Men"
  • Stan Ogdencharacter on British soap "Coronation Street"
  • Stan Cartercharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Stansalesman character in the Monkey Island adventure games
  • "Stan Against Evil" TV series
  • "Stan" song by Eminem