Gender: Male Meaning of Steven: "garland, crown" Origin of Steven: English variation of Stephen Steven's Popularity in 2019: #200

Steven Origin and Meaning

The name Steven is a boy's name of English origin meaning "garland, crown".

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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Rank in US: #200

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QueenieGuldbaek Says:



JGAlley Says:


They are missing Steve from Stranger Things under pop culture references.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!