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Gender: M Meaning of Stan: "near the stony meadow" Origin of Stan: Short form of Stanley

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.

Famous People Named Stan

Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson), English comedian of duo Laurel and Hardy
Stanley Frank "Stan" Musial, American baseball player
Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber), American comic book creator
Stanley Roger "Stan" Smith, American tennis player
Stanley Newcomb "Stan" Kenton, American jazz pianist
Stanley Allison "Stan" Rogers, Canadian singer-songwriter
Stanley William "Stan" Tracey, English jazz pianist
Stanley Bernard "Stan" Galazin, American NFL football player
Steven "Stan!" Brown, American author, cartoonist, and game designer
Sebastian Stan, Romanian American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Stan

Stan Meyers, main character in novelette "The Hot Moms Club" by author Tina Tirrell
Stan, character in short story "Amanda's Awakening" by author Cheri Lille
"Stan," song by Eminem
Stanley "Stan" Marsh, character on animated series "South Park"
Stan Smith, character on animated series "American Dad!"
Stanford "Stan" Pines, character on animated series "Gravity Falls"
Stan Rizzo, character on TV's "Mad Men"
Stan Ogden, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Stan Carter, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Stan, salesman character in the Monkey Island adventure games
"Stan Against Evil," TV series