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Gender: Male Meaning of Steven: "garland, crown" Origin of Steven: English variation of Stephen Steven's Popularity in 2017: #182

The name Steven is a boy's name of English origin meaning "garland, crown". Steven is ranked #182 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Most Common Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #26".

From the experts:

Steven, the phonetic and now predominant spelling of the classier Stephen, has finally dropped out of the Top 100 after seventy years. Steve has become one of the ultimate regular-guy names, right up there with Dave and Joe. and there have been innumerable pop-culture role models among its bearers--from Steven Spielberg to Steven Soderbergh to Steve Jobs.

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Famous People Named Steven

Steven Gregory Drozd, multi-instrumentalist in The Flaming Lips
Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs, American co-founder of Apple, Inc.
Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico), American singer of band Aerosmith
Steven Allan Spielberg, American film producer and director
Steven Chu, U.S. secretary of energy and Nobel Prize winner
Steven Andrew Soderbergh, American film director
Steven Rodney "Steve" McQueen, American film director
Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer, American former CEO of Microsoft
Steven John "Steve" Carell, American actor/comedian
Steven Curtis Chapman, American Christian singer-songwriter
Steven Randall "Randy" Jackson, singer of The Jackson 5
Steven Frederic Seagal, American actor
Steven George Gerrard, English footballer
Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen, American actor
Steven Harland "Steve" Miller, American singer-songwriter
Steven Lee "Luke" Lukather, American musician of band Toto
Steven Siro "Steve" Vai, American singer-songwriter
Steven James Anderson, birth name of American pro wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
Broderick Steven "Steve" Harvey, American comedian and TV host
Steven Cavarno, American actor; twin brother Andrew Cavarno
Steven Weinberg, American theoretical physicist & Nobel prize winner
Steven Charles Shields, Canadian ice hockey player
Steven Cabral, American actor
Steven Best, American animal rights advocate
Steven Alan Avery, subject of the documentary "Making a Murderer"
Steven Yeun (born Yeun Sang-yeop), Korean-American actor
Steven Blake Crowder, American political commentator
Steven N'Kemboanza Mike N'Zonzi, French professional footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Steven

Steven, main character in short story "Point Blank" by author Justine Avery
Steven Hyde, character on TV's "That 70s Show"
Steven Floyd Torkelson, character on TV's "The Torkelsons"
Steven Filmore, character in 'Torment' by Lauren Kate
Steven Fraser, character in movie "Cyberbully"
Steven Crain, character in "The Haunting of Hill House"
Steven H. Price, character in "House on Haunted Hill"
Steven Stone, character in Pokémon video games
Steven Freeling, character in the Poltergeist series
Steven, character created by rocker Alice Cooper
Steven "Steve" Rogers aka Captain America, Marvel comics character
Steven Rockwell "Steve" Trevor, DC comics character
Steven Mcgarrett, Hawaii Five-0
Estevan "Steven" Tilpec Two Two, character in Barbara Kingsolver's book "The Bean Trees"
"Steven Quartz Universe," character from animated series of the same name aired on Cartoon Network
Steven Kodaly, supporting character in musical "She Loves Me"


josephinedagnall Says:


I really much prefer Stephen, but this spelling has the Captain America association, which is a definite plus

TaliaCat Says:


St Steven was the first martyr. This is actually one of the most classic and historical Christian names.

eveyalecia Says:


Stephan is pronounced steff-en, while Stephen/Steven is pronounced stee-ven. Stephan is Stephanie without the last syllable. I've known a few Stephans, and I personally prefer it to Stephen/Steven.

Sophia and Sofia are pronounced the same, just different spellings.

ViridianSword Says:


Steven Universe is all I think of when I hear this name

For me, that works. I really like that show. It would make a cool namesake.

paulapuddephatt Says:


This used to be my favourite boys' name for years, alternating somewhat with Daniel, Thomas, Jake and a few others. I still really like all of the names, but I'm loving a few others more right now, such as Theo/Theodore, Kevin and Kasper. My brother's name is Andrew Stephen (Andy) and I chose both of the names, which my mum always denied, over the years - from a list she read out to me, when I was three. My cousin is Steven, spelt this way, and of course, there's Steven Gerrard. I always personally preferred it. I guess that it doesn't end up mattering too much though, as many of the Stevens and Stephens ultimately end up as Steve. I like Steve, but always feel it's a pity when the full version of any name gets forgotten altogether. I prefer nicknames to alternate with the actual name.

aaronburrsir Says:


The people of this world believe in him.
(I have a problem with wanting to name humans after characters. You'll see when my kids' names are Theodosia, Ginny and Jasper.)

Care Says:


Where did you get Stephan? That's Stef-han, not a name I've ever seen in real life.

Give us a choice of Steven or Stephen and see if the voting results change.

How about Stephen King, the writer?

Though I do see the merit of the new spelling, I know a lot more Stephens than Stevens.

Is this similar to the Sophia/Sofia? I see Sofia on Nameberry. Do you mean this as the same name or is Sofia pronounced differently?

I really appreciate it when you give pronunciations with the names, thanks! ☺

ThistleThorn Says:


I love the nickname Steve.

Lucia Says:


My best friends name is Steven, he can be annoying but he's a good friend

hi Says:


my name is steven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!