Gender: Male Pronunciation: rhymes with "nine" Origin of Stijn: Dutch short form

Stijn Origin and Meaning

The name Stijn is a boy's name of Dutch origin.

As you may surmise from its origins as a short form for Constantijn and Augustijn, Stijn rhymes with nine and fine, though most English-speakers wouldn't guess that. A popular name in the Netherlands that's obscure elsewhere, for reasons undoubtedly connected to its spelling and pronunciation issues.

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foeva Says:


I'm Dutch and Stijn doesn't rhyme with rain or plain. It rhymes with 'fine', 'mine' and 'shine'.

pam Says:


Here is a complex, entertaining, and in the end maybe not so enlightening "clarification" of the pronunciation of the name by someone named Stijn!

RoddyThlayli Says:


I will admit to having no knowledge of Dutch or German, but there are different dialects in most (if not all) languages, as grzebra said. Both stine and stain could equally correct. Either way, there's no need to be rude about it.

grzebra Says:


The name Stijn does not rhyme with "stain", except in certain dialects. It rhymes with pine or shine. It is the same as the German name Stein.