Gender: Female Meaning of Stephanie: "garland, crown" Origin of Stephanie: Greek, feminine variation of Stephen Stephanie's Popularity in 2019: #352

Stephanie Origin and Meaning

The name Stephanie is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "garland, crown".

Stephanie is the feminine form of Stephen, derived from the Greek name Stephanos, meaning “crown.” It’s been the name of several royal women throughout history, including the medieval Stephanie, Queen of Navarre, and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, the daughter Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco. International variations of Stephanie include the German Stefanie, Italian Stefania, and Spanish Estefanía.

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.

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Rank in US: #352

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Stephanie's International Variations

Stefanie, Stephanine, Stefani (German) Stefaniá (Slavic) Steshka, Panya, Stepa, Stepania, Stesha, Steanyda (Russian) Stefa, Stefcia (Polish) Stefka (Czech) Etienette, Stéfhanie (French) Estafania (Spanish)


kankhen Says:


This is my name and I was always the only one with that name at school! I think it's only overused in anglophone countries because it isn't that popular where I live. Also the French spelling isn't Stéfhanie, it's Stéphanie...

MidnightSky Says:


I think Stephanie is pretty, but it's almost like it has become so overused that you can't hear how pretty it is anymore. It has now become run-of-the-mill.

zhenya Says:


yeah I'm so over this name

Hamilton Says:


Now that you mention it..... SAME!!!

Katherine Harrington Says:


I can't help hearing the word "Fanny

fromtheocean12 Says:


Stephanie actually has a beautiful sound, but it does seem a little bit dated. That being said, there is a girl in my class named Stephanie, and she wears it well!

georgiaO Says:


I have the bestest friend in the world and her name is Stephanie. I'm pretty sure her middle name is Grace, but I heard someone say that it is Garcia. Who knows. I guess I'll ask her! Anyway, she is in my karate classes!!!

TaliaCat Says:


I've always thought this was a pretty, classic name. Dated or not, it seems to stand the test of time.

PineWarrior Says:


At this point, this name seems very tired and overused.

ThistleThorn Says:


So sad that this is starting to sound dated.

DolphinLover17 Says:


I love this name!

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


I love this name! And I love the nickname Steph!

Stephanie Says:


This is my name and I absolutely love it! Friends call me Steph; family calls me Stephy. It's so cute hearing my nieces and nephews saying "Aunt Stephy"!

PoppyOrangey Says:


Stephanie seems like it's becoming too dated. Mostly 20+ women bear this name. Ashley, Brittany, and Amanda are in the same category for me...

Leah3456 Says:


This is my actual name (not Leah). I loved my name growing up and I wouldn't trade it for anything.