The name Stephanie is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "garland, crown". Stephanie is ranked #287 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Greek Baby Names for Modern Kids and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That? Girls with middles".
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Stephanie has had more staying power than most female forms of a boys' name, managing to be feminine without being frilly, and having had a long run of popularity. In the 1970s and 1980s, Stephanie was Top 20 name.
The variantly spelled Stephenie Meyer gained fame as the author of the Twilight franchise, the tennis player Steffi Graf was born Stefanie, so there are obviously lots of variations on this name. Singer Stevie Nicks has the conventional spelling of Stephanie on her birth certificate. Stephanie Plum is the protagonist of the eponymous books by Janet Evanovich.