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

The name Etienne is a boy's name of French origin meaning "garland, crown". Etienne and is often added to lists like Adorable Poodle Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rotating Sibling Sets".

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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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cabosanmucus Says:

2016-10-22T17:32:30

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

headintheclouds Says:

2015-07-05T05:39:24

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:

2015-03-06T13:10:26

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:

2014-10-27T10:02:53

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:

2014-10-27T06:29:48

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:

2014-10-27T05:21:56

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:

2014-10-27T05:05:00

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:

2014-10-27T04:18:43

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:

2014-10-27T03:46:10

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".