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Gender: Female Meaning of Stephanie: "garland, crown" Origin of Stephanie: Greek, feminine variation of Stephen Stephanie's Popularity in 2017: #287

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".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Stephanie

Stephanie Josepha Friederike Wilhelmine Antonia of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Queen consort of Peter V of Portugal
Stephanie or Estefania, Queen consort of García Sánchez III of Navarre
Stéphanie Marie Elisabeth Grimaldi, Princess of Monaco
Stephanie Michelle Seymour, American supermodel
Stéphanie Marie Claudine Christine de Lannoy, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Stéphanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess Consort of Karl of Baden
Stephanie "Tiffany" Young Hwang, singer of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation
Stéphanie Félicité du Crest de Saint-Aubin, Comtesse de Genlis, French children's author and harpist
Stephanie Janette Block, American actress
Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks, American lead singer of band Fleetood Mac
Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress
Stephanie Cleough, American actress
Stephanie Beacham, English actress
(Patricia) Stephanie Cole, English actress
Stephanie McMahon Levesque, American professional wrestler and businesswoman
Stephanie Hirst, English TV presenter
Stephanie Tubbs Jones, U.S. Congresswoman from Ohio
Stephanie Louise Kwolek, American chemist; inventor of Kevlar
Stéphanie Lapointe, Canadian singer
Stephanie Kim (Bo-kyung), South Korean singer of group The Grace
Stephanie Caroline March, American actress
Stephanie Joanne White, American basketball player and coach
Stephanie Diana Wilson, American astronaut
Stephanie A. Romanov, American actress
Stephanie Mills, American R&B singer and actress
Stephanie McIntosh, Australian actress
Stephanie Jo "Steph" McMichael, English reality TV personality ("Big Brother")
Stefanie Kloß, German singer of band Silbermond
Stephanie Leanne Fearon, English actress
Stephanie Dosen, American singer-songwriter of band Snowbird
Stephanie Blythe, American mezzo soprano
Stephanie Ru-Phan Sheh, American voice actress
Stephanie Topalian, Japanese/Armenian-American singer-songwriter and actress
Stephanie Marie Herseth Sandlin, U.S. Congresswoman from South Dakota
Stephanie McCaffrey, American soccer player
Stephanie Claire "Steph" Smith, Australian model
Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbé, Canadian soccer player
Stephanie-Elise "Steph" Catley, Australian soccer player
Stephanie Renee Cox, Mexican-American retired soccer player
Stephanie Jayne "Steph" Houghton, English football player
Stephanie Marie Del Valle, Puerto Rican beauty queen; Miss World 2016

Pop Culture References for the name Stephanie

Stephanie Plum, main character in novels by Janet Evanovich and film "One for the Money"
Stephanie Judith Tanner, middle child on TV's "Full House"
Stephanie Brown, fourth Robin and third Batgirl in the Batman comics
Stephanie Holden, character on TV's "Baywatch"
Stephanie, character on animated series "Lazy Town"
Stephanie Zinone, character in movie "Grease 2"
Stephanie Ward (Stephanie Smothers in film adapation), character in "A Simple Favor"
Stephanie "Stevie" Lake, character in the Saddle Club Books and TV show
Miss Stephanie Crawford, a character in book/film "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Countess Stephanie Woronski, character in G. A. Henty's Through Russian Snows
Stephanie Palmer, character in novel "The Nest"
Stephanie Jo "Steph" Scully, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Stephanie Douglas Forrester, character on American soap "The Bold and the Beautiful"
Stephanie "Steffy" Forrester, character on American soap "The Bold and the Beautiful"
Stephanie Johnson, character on American soap "Days of our Lives"
Stephanie Powell, a character on TV's "No Ordinary Family"
Stephanie Speck, a character in the film "Short Circuit"
Stephanie Vandergosh, a character in the film "Better Luck Tomorrow"
Stephanie Vanderkellen, character on TV's "Newhart"
Stephanie Lockyer and Stephanie Heffernan, character sin the film Cyberbully
"Stephanie," song by Buckingham Nicks
Stephanie Stevenson, a character in the film Sinister
Stephanie, a LEGO Friends character
Stephanie Knightleigh,a character in Nicktoon's animated series "Edgar and Ellen"


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.