Gender: Male Meaning of Etienne: "garland, crown" Origin of Etienne: French variation of Stephen

Etienne Origin and Meaning

The name Etienne is a boy's name of French origin meaning "garland, crown".

It's the French Steve yet feels oh so much more debonair. Well-used and still a popular classic in French-speaking lands, but one of the many French names for boysunfamiliar to most English speakers, except maybe fashionistas who associate it with designer Etienne Aigner. A new way to honor Grandpa Steve?

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fearlessfirefly Says:


Love this name!

cabosanmucus Says:


It isn't that far off from Ethan, I think an Etienne or simply spelled Etien would do just fine.

headintheclouds Says:


Not sure how usable Etienne is within a non-French family, but I love this name. Names just sound and look better in French- Stephen/Steven sounds meh to me, but Etienne... <3

Reeny Says:


My son is called Etienne. He's two and a half and his name has proven to be a beautiful and ideal choice for us. We live in South East England, not far from France, and although I haven't come across another Etienne yet, almost everyone has heard of it (Saint-Etienne is a French city). I receive so many positive comments. it's been so nice for him to have a different name that's also recognisable. Within Europe and the UK people would perceive it culturally ignorant on a girl; it's an old established -and still very much used- French boy's name with the same sound ending as Sebastian and Christian.

Essa Says:


I definitely thought this was a girls name! And a very nice one too. I love the possiblity of nickname Eti. Plus it sounds nothing like Steven. I think very few people would know the connection or know it's originally a boys name. The 'enne' ending to me sounds very feminine. If you really like it, go for it!

clairels Says:


I agree with the other replies; go ahead and use this for a girl if you like it. After all, it's way better than Stephanie.

DearestJules Says:


Could potentially sound very handsome on a boy (after all, French is sexy), but my first thought was that it was a girls name. It reminds me of Eileen for some reason (I guess because the two names have similar letters in common).

Guest Says:


There are girls out here named Stevie and Joey (even Joseph!) but 9 out of 10 people wouldn't know Etienne was a variation of Steven. It's the most French-sounding name I've ever heard.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


When I first saw it I thought it was feminine, but heaps of people are using boy names for girls so if you like it then I guess use it 😃

Melanie Anne Pierce Says:


I wish this was a girls' name (or acceptable unisex name). It's so pretty, but I can't see naming my little girl "Steven".