- this week

Gender: Male Meaning of Steve: "garland, crown" Origin of Steve: Diminutive of Stephen or Steven

The name Steve is a boy's name meaning "garland, crown". Steve and is often added to lists like Midcentury Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

Some parents just use Steve on the birth certificate, but it doesn't have the breezy charm of trendy short forms like Max, Sam, and Jake. Regardless of how much you love Steve as a given name, it might be smart to give your son a longer option to fall back on.

Find other names based on Steve using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Steve

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs, American co-founder of Apple, Inc.
Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak, American co-founder of Apple, Inc.
Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin, American actor and comedian
Stephen Lawrence "Steve" Winwood, English musician
Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen, American actor
Steven Rodney "Steve" McQueen, American film director
Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen, American TV host
Steven John "Steve" Carell, American actor and comedian
Stephen Fain "Steve" Earle, American singer-songwriter
Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry, American singer
Stephen John "Steve" Nash, Canadian basketball player
Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin, Australian wildlife expert and TV personality
Stephen Roger "Steve" Bruce, English football manager
Steven Lee "Steve" Lukather, American musician
Steven Siro "Steve" Vai, American singer-songwriter
Steven Harland "Steve" Miller, American singer-songwriter
Steve-O (born Stephen Gilchrist Glover), American TV personality
Broderick Steven "Steve" Harvey, American comedian and TV host
Steve Madden, American founder and former CEO of Steven Madden, Ltd.
Steve Dodd, Australian actor
Steve Nesser, American pro skateboarder
Steve Byers, Canadian actor
Steve Molitor, Canadian pro boxer
Steven Michael "Steve" Burns, American entertainer best known as original host of the children's TV program "Blue's Clues"

Pop Culture References for the name Steve

Steve Randle, fictional character in S. E. Hinton's novel "The Outsiders" and was portrayed by Tom Cruise in the movie adaptation of the same name
Steve Rogers aka Captain America, Marvel Comics superhero portrayed by Chris Evans
Steve Hays, character in S.E. Hinton's Rumble Fish
Steve, default avatar in computer game "Minecraft"
Steve Burnside, character in the Resident Evil series
Steve Austin, character on TV's "Six Million Dollar Man"
Steve van Gerbig, character on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
Steve Carlsberg, character in the podcast "Welcome To Night Vale"
Steve Leonard, character in Cirque Du Freak series
Steven James "Steve" McDonald, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Steve Elliot, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Steve Brady, character on "Sex and the City"
Steve Smith, character in the animated TV series "American Dad!"
Steve Harrington, character on the Netflix show "Stranger Things"
Lt. Commander Stephen J "Steve" McGarrett, character in American TV show Hawaii Five-0
Steven Rockwell "Steve" Trevor, DC comics character
Steve Palchuk, character in the Netflix series "Trollhunters"
Steve "the Gnoll" Melncamp, rp character in realplay DnD podcast Drunks and Dragons. Played by Mike Bachmann.
Steve Arnott, anti-corruption officer on TV's "Line of Duty"


ILoveBabyNames123 Says:


My Dad's Name!

lesliemarion Says:


It's because this name is not trendy any more that I like it. In the 70's, everyone was Steve. In my 25 years of teaching, I have never taught a Steve!