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Gender: Male Meaning of Stellan: "calm" Origin of Stellan: Swedish, meaning unknown , possibly "calm"

The name Stellan is a boy's name of Swedish origin meaning "calm". Stellan and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Three Strikes, You're Out -- Boys".

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Stellan is a strong, attractive, Scandinavian possible up-and-comer, known through actor Stellan Skarsgard, and his namesake, the son of Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany. Its trendy 'an' ending and the similarity in sound to the popular Kellen/Kellan make it all the more accessible.

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Dadtwobe Says:


I love this name. But do you all think it sounds too much like (Joseph) Stalin? Also does it sound like a masculinized Stella?

Vanessa C. Says:


I don't love the name Stella but for some reason really like this name :)

Skittlewiddles Says:


I didn't think of it before but now I cannot shake it off.

lnpikalek Says:


I adore the name Stellan. Such a strong, solid name. It's uncommon [below the top 1,000 names] without sounding made up. Handsome, patient, calm, loyal, friendly, possibly artistic?

EW314 Says:


Love Scandinavian names and this is no exception! I personally like this much better than Stella.

Kole Says:


I much prefer Stellan. I sometimes regret passing up my opportunity to use it.

EthelBeavers Says:


It's too close to "Stalin" for me.

headintheclouds Says:


I think Stellan is such a nice name! I like its similarity to Stella- there aren't many boys' names that sound more inspired by girls' names (I can only think of Emmett as another name that's like this). I just imagine someone named Stellan to be very honorable, strong and having a quiet air of uprightness and patience, with a friendly smile. It also ages well too- I can imagine Stellan to be a little boy, young man and older gentleman.

Kryssy V Says:


This is my favorite boy name ever! It's not very heard of often but it's also not way out there. I think the n makes the whole name very masculine. though, I only wish it meant 'star' :)

Guest Says:


The Stella part makes it seem girly to me but I've always thought this was an interesting Scandinavian import! :D

Lyraslife Says:


Beautiful <3