Steven Name Meaning

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Fact: Famous Stevens include filmmaker Steven Spielberg and musician Steven Tyler

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Steven Overview

Meaning

Crown, wreath, garland

Gender

Boy

Origin

Greek

Etymology

Derived from the Greek name Stephanos, meaning “crown” or “garland.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈstiːvən/

Popularity

Steven has been a popular name in various cultures worldwide, especially in English-speaking countries. Recently, Steven has seen a decline in the USA, now ranking outside the top 200 names.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

22 (Influential, Visionary, Powerful)

Name Styles

Classic, Traditional, Religious and Spiritual

Associated Traits

Dependable, intelligent, kind, practical

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint Stephen is a prominent figure, known as the first Christian martyr.

Name Day

December 26th
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Steven Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Steven, Stephen, Stefan, Stevan, Estevan, Stephanos, Stephane, Esteban, Stefano, Steffan, Stephanus, Steffen

Common Nicknames

Steve, Stevie, Ste

Diminutives

Steve, Stevie, Ste, Steph

Famous People

  • Steven Spielberg
    (American Director)
  • Steven Tyler
    (American Musician)
  • Steven Seagal
    (American Actor)
  • Steven Gerrard
    (English Footballer)
  • Steven Yeun
    (Korean-American Actor)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Claire Underwood
    ("House of Cards," TV Series)
  • Claire Bennet
    ("Heroes," TV Series)
  • Claire Dunphy
    ("Modern Family," TV Series)
  • Claire Fraser
    ("Outlander," TV Series)
  • Claire Redfield
    ("Resident Evil," Video Game Series)

Places

  • Stevenage
    (Hertfordshire, England)

What Is the Meaning of Steven?

Steven means “crown” or “garland” in Greek. People named Steven are often seen as leaders and achievers, known for their determination and ambition.

What Is the Origin of The Name Steven?

Steven originates from the Greek name “Stephanos,” which means “crown” or “garland.” The name has been popular in many cultures and languages due to its association with Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

Steven Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Steven in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#2352021#2572022#2502023
Top 3 Rankings#101955#101956#101957

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Steven

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023250
(+7 from 2022)
1387
(+42 from 2022)
0.07574
2022257
(-22 from 2021)
1345
(-165 from 2021)
0.07181
2021235
(-13 from 2020)
1510
(-168 from 2020)
0.08059
2020222
(-23 from 2019)
1678
(-299 from 2019)
0.09072
2019199
(-1 from 2018)
1977
(-66 from 2018)
0.10287
2018198
(-16 from 2017)
2043
(-124 from 2017)
0.10511
2017182
(-15 from 2016)
2167
(-232 from 2016)
0.10949
2016167
(-14 from 2015)
2399
(-315 from 2015)
0.11843
2015153
(-9 from 2014)
2714
(-94 from 2014)
0.13275
2014144
(-9 from 2013)
2808
(-79 from 2013)
0.13703
2013135
(-23 from 2012)
2887
(-352 from 2012)
0.14287
2012112
(+12 from 2011)
3239
(+28 from 2011)
0.15962
2011124
(-8 from 2010)
3211
(-225 from 2010)
0.15807
2010116
(-10 from 2009)
3436
(-396 from 2009)
0.16725
2009106
(-2 from 2008)
3832
(-396 from 2008)
0.18068
2008104
(-7 from 2007)
4228
(-327 from 2007)
0.19391
200797
(-7 from 2006)
4555
(-268 from 2006)
0.20564
200690
(-7 from 2005)
4823
(-256 from 2005)
0.21999
200583
(-5 from 2004)
5079
(-277 from 2004)
0.23875
200478
(-8 from 2003)
5356
(-504 from 2003)
0.25344
200370
(-2 from 2002)
5860
(-362 from 2002)
0.27889
200268
(-5 from 2001)
6222
(-367 from 2001)
0.30107
200163
(-9 from 2000)
6589
(-773 from 2000)
0.31855
200054
(-7 from 1999)
7362
(-327 from 1999)
0.35253
199947
(-1 from 1998)
7689
(-426 from 1998)
0.37710
199846
(-6 from 1997)
8115
(-651 from 1997)
0.40022
199740
(-2 from 1996)
8766
(-883 from 1996)
0.43879
199638
(-1 from 1995)
9649
(-1011 from 1995)
0.48155
199537
(-3 from 1994)
10660
(-1427 from 1994)
0.52999
199434
(-3 from 1993)
12087
(-1385 from 1993)
0.59298
199331
(-2 from 1992)
13472
(-1567 from 1992)
0.65223
199229
(-2 from 1991)
15039
(-1821 from 1991)
0.71643
199127
(-2 from 1990)
16860
(-1900 from 1990)
0.79540
199025
(-3 from 1989)
18760
(-167 from 1989)
0.87174
198922
(+2 from 1988)
18927
(+1065 from 1988)
0.90301
198824
(+1 from 1987)
17862
(+94 from 1987)
0.89209
198725
No change from 1986
17768
(-330 from 1986)
0.91108
198625
(-1 from 1985)
18098
(-626 from 1985)
0.94178
198524
(-1 from 1984)
18724
(+502 from 1984)
0.97297
198423
No change from 1983
18222
(-90 from 1983)
0.97096
198323
(+3 from 1982)
18312
(+1165 from 1982)
0.98262
198226
(+2 from 1981)
17147
(+666 from 1981)
0.90860
198128
No change from 1980
16481
(+563 from 1980)
0.88494
198028
(-1 from 1979)
15918
(-416 from 1979)
0.85822
197927
(-3 from 1978)
16334
(-56 from 1978)
0.91184
197824
(-1 from 1977)
16390
(-99 from 1977)
0.95926
197723
(-3 from 1976)
16489
(-163 from 1976)
0.96463
197620
(-2 from 1975)
16652
(-402 from 1975)
1.01997
197518
(+1 from 1974)
17054
(-612 from 1974)
1.05116
197419
(+1 from 1973)
17666
(+486 from 1973)
1.08364
197320
(-1 from 1972)
17180
(-2674 from 1972)
1.06467
197219
(-3 from 1971)
19854
(-3824 from 1971)
1.18599
197116
(-1 from 1970)
23678
(-3117 from 1970)
1.30251
197015
(-1 from 1969)
26795
(+256 from 1969)
1.40673
196914
(+1 from 1968)
26539
(+1047 from 1968)
1.45088
196815
(-1 from 1967)
25492
(-1537 from 1967)
1.43581
196714
(-1 from 1966)
27029
(-672 from 1966)
1.51897
196613
(+1 from 1965)
27701
(-277 from 1965)
1.52402
196514
(-2 from 1964)
27978
(-1732 from 1964)
1.47672
196412
(+2 from 1963)
29710
(+388 from 1963)
1.46569
196314
(-2 from 1962)
29322
(-1358 from 1962)
1.42020
196212
(-2 from 1961)
30680
(-1594 from 1961)
1.45978
196110
No change from 1960
32274
(-1593 from 1960)
1.49625
196010
No change from 1959
33867
(+297 from 1959)
1.56404
195910
No change from 1958
33570
(+599 from 1958)
1.54952
195810
No change from 1957
32971
(-3872 from 1957)
1.53007
195710
No change from 1956
36843
(-1566 from 1956)
1.68317
195610
No change from 1955
38409
(+563 from 1955)
1.78960
195510
(+1 from 1954)
37846
(+1218 from 1954)
1.81059
195411
No change from 1953
36628
(+2905 from 1953)
1.77021
195311
No change from 1952
33723
(+1685 from 1952)
1.68429
195211
(+2 from 1951)
32038
(+3674 from 1951)
1.62358
195113
(+3 from 1950)
28364
(+5115 from 1950)
1.48372
195016
(+4 from 1949)
23249
(+3326 from 1949)
1.27826
194920
(+3 from 1948)
19923
(+3944 from 1948)
1.10560
194823
(+1 from 1947)
15979
(+2450 from 1947)
0.89631
194724
(+4 from 1946)
13529
(+4651 from 1946)
0.72831
194628
(+15 from 1945)
8878
(+2904 from 1945)
0.53793
194543
(+9 from 1944)
5974
(+862 from 1944)
0.43560
194452
(+6 from 1943)
5112
(+844 from 1943)
0.36799
194358
(+17 from 1942)
4268
(+763 from 1942)
0.29341
194275
(+15 from 1941)
3505
(+1038 from 1941)
0.24888
194190
(+29 from 1940)
2467
(+898 from 1940)
0.19660
1940119
(+25 from 1939)
1569
(+439 from 1939)
0.13227
1939144
(+40 from 1938)
1130
(+358 from 1938)
0.09971
1938184
(+40 from 1937)
772
(+238 from 1937)
0.06793
1937224
(+26 from 1936)
534
(+91 from 1936)
0.04883
1936250
(+20 from 1935)
443
(+34 from 1935)
0.04162
1935270
(+33 from 1934)
409
(+87 from 1934)
0.03824
1934303
(+9 from 1933)
322
(+26 from 1933)
0.03032
1933312
(-6 from 1932)
296
(-29 from 1932)
0.02901
1932306
(+13 from 1931)
325
(+33 from 1931)
0.03025
1931319
(-4 from 1930)
292
(-19 from 1930)
0.02730
1930315
(+6 from 1929)
311
(+15 from 1929)
0.02753
1929321
(-22 from 1928)
296
(-54 from 1928)
0.02672
1928299
(+15 from 1927)
350
(+14 from 1927)
0.03067
1927314
(-10 from 1926)
336
(-12 from 1926)
0.02892
1926304
(-16 from 1925)
348
(-50 from 1925)
0.03038
1925288
(+37 from 1924)
398
(+77 from 1924)
0.03457
1924325
(-21 from 1923)
321
(-26 from 1923)
0.02746
1923304
(-24 from 1922)
347
(-48 from 1922)
0.03065
1922280
(-11 from 1921)
395
(-35 from 1921)
0.03510
1921269
No change from 1920
430
(+12 from 1920)
0.03779
1920269
No change from 1919
418
(+37 from 1919)
0.03797
1919269
(+4 from 1918)
381
(+3 from 1918)
0.03752
1918273
(-13 from 1917)
378
(-7 from 1917)
0.03605
1917260
(-2 from 1916)
385
(+18 from 1916)
0.04013
1916258
(+31 from 1915)
367
(+69 from 1915)
0.03975
1915289
(-15 from 1914)
298
(+45 from 1914)
0.03383
1914274
(+25 from 1913)
253
(+76 from 1913)
0.03703
1913299
(-9 from 1912)
177
(+26 from 1912)
0.03301
1912290
(+24 from 1911)
151
(+77 from 1911)
0.03345
1911314
(-12 from 1910)
74
(+8 from 1910)
0.03066
1910302
(+9 from 1909)
66
(+11 from 1909)
0.03165
1909311
(+49 from 1908)
55
(+15 from 1908)
0.03110
1908360
(+15 from 1907)
40
(+4 from 1907)
0.02404
1907375
(-20 from 1906)
36
(+2 from 1906)
0.02270
1906355
(+75 from 1905)
34
(+9 from 1905)
0.02360
1905430
(-13 from 1904)
25
No change from 1904
0.01745
1904417
(-24 from 1903)
25
No change from 1903
0.01805
1903393
(-45 from 1902)
25
(-7 from 1902)
0.01933
1902348
(+35 from 1901)
32
(+8 from 1901)
0.02411
1901383
(-53 from 1900)
24
(-18 from 1900)
0.02076
1900330
(+108 from 1899)
42
(+24 from 1899)
0.02591
1899438
(-53 from 1898)
18
(-8 from 1898)
0.01563
1898385
(+88 from 1897)
26
(+9 from 1897)
0.01968
1897473
(+27 from 1896)
17
No change from 1896
0.01394
1896500
(+1 from 1895)
17
(+1 from 1895)
0.01317
1895501
(+66 from 1894)
16
(+3 from 1894)
0.01263
1894567
(-166 from 1893)
13
(-7 from 1893)
0.01041
1893401
(+14 from 1892)
20
(-1 from 1892)
0.01652
1892415
(-4 from 1891)
21
(+3 from 1891)
0.01598
1891411
(-6 from 1890)
18
(-2 from 1890)
0.01647
1890405
(+93 from 1889)
20
(+6 from 1889)
0.01671
1889498
(-82 from 1888)
14
(-6 from 1888)
0.01176
1888416
(+22 from 1887)
20
(+5 from 1887)
0.01540
1887438
(-41 from 1886)
15
(-5 from 1886)
0.01372
1886397
(-9 from 1885)
20
(-1 from 1885)
0.01680
1885388
(+11 from 1884)
21
(+1 from 1884)
0.01811
1884399
(+98 from 1883)
20
(+7 from 1883)
0.01629
1883497
(-120 from 1882)
13
(-9 from 1882)
0.01156
1882377
(+65 from 1881)
22
(+7 from 1881)
0.01803
1881442
(-17 from 1880)
15
(-2 from 1880)
0.01385
1880425
First SSA data recorded
17
First SSA data recorded
0.01436

American States Popularity Rankings for Steven

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#2112021#2452022#2382023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#2032021#2222022#2112023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#2952021#2782022#3122023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#2542021#2602022#3082023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#2632021#2932022#2692023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#2802021#2952022#2622023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1762021#1992022#1762023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1652021#1982022#1522023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#3622021#3552022#2342023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1872021#2802022#3222023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1692021#1942022#2192023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#2352021#2482022#2142023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#4012021#3982022#3062023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#2412021#2762022#2952023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#3832021#3282022#3122023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#3522021#6522022#4442023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#2942021#3182022#2942023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#2882021#2052022#2872023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#2532021#3282022#2552023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#2512021#1532022#1702023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#2312021#2452022#2242023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#2242021#2492022#3582023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#2722021#3102022#3212023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#2502021#3252022#2742023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#4432021#3912022#4802023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#2062021#2602022#2832023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#3272021#4012022#4502023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#2182021#2652022#2362023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#2042021#3432022#2752023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#2542021#3022022#3322023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#2942021#2952022#3072023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#3252020#2772021#3442022

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#2192021#3472022#3582023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#3742020#2872021#2572023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#2222021#2782022#2112023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#2432021#2472022#3032023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1982018#1652019#1382022

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#2932021#2502022#3972023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#1892018#2562021#2332023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#3822019#2702021#2502023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#2742017#2632020#1942023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1992018#1722019#2602020

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#2812015#2422016#2482017

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#2662021#2352022#2682023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1522016#1972018#2672019

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#3332021#3112022#2632023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#3182017#2952018#2172019

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#1712019#1782021#1732022

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#1282009#1612012#1852015

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1992018#842019#1532021

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#1052002#1462007#1212010

Popularity Rankings for Steven in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#732014#732017#622018

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#891998#861999#842000

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1092004#1652005#1722006

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#1501998#1431999#1622000

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1612000#1642001#1762002

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1882010#1942013#1752014

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#2082021#3012022#1912023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#3642017#2272018#3632022

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#3722021#2712022#4002023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#2722013#4542014#4022015

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#3652018#2952021#4142022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#5562020#3492021#5162023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#3862020#7992021#6712022

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#4032021#4322022#6062023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#4492016#5642018#5982019

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#4832014#5112015#4632017

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#5522019#6192020#7902021

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#7982016#6542017#7532019

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Steven a Name for Boys or Girls?

Steven is traditionally a boy’s name, rarely used for girls, making it predominantly male.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Steven

  • Steve
  • Stevie
  • Ste
  • Steve
  • Stevie
  • Ste
  • Steph
  • Huxley
  • Ivor
  • Jensen
  • Kian
  • Leif
  • Magnus
  • Orion
  • Percy
  • Quinlan
  • Rafferty
  • Soren
  • Thaddeus

Steven in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Steven Spielberg (Director, born 1946): An acclaimed American film director, producer, and screenwriter known for blockbuster films like "Jurassic Park," "E.T.," and "Schindler's List."
  • Steven Tyler (Musician, born 1948): The American lead singer of the rock band Aerosmith, known for hits like "Dream On" and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing."
  • Steven Seagal (Actor, born 1952): An American actor, producer, screenwriter, martial artist, and musician known for his roles in action films such as "Above the Law" and "Under Siege."
  • Steven Gerrard (Footballer, born 1980): An English former professional footballer and current manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation.
  • Steven Yeun (Actor, born 1983): A Korean-American actor known for his roles in "The Walking Dead" and "Minari."
  • Steven Pinker (Psychologist, born 1954): A Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author known for his books on language and human nature.
  • Steven Soderbergh (Director, born 1963): An American film director, producer, and screenwriter known for directing "Ocean's Eleven," "Erin Brockovich," and "Traffic."
  • Steven Wright (Comedian, born 1955): An American stand-up comedian known for his deadpan delivery and surreal humor.
  • Steven Pressfield (Author, born 1943): An American author known for his historical fiction and motivational books, including "The War of Art."
  • Steven Adams (Basketball Player, born 1993): A New Zealand professional basketball player known for his career in the NBA with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • Claire Underwood ("House of Cards," 2013 TV Series): The ambitious and ruthless wife of Frank Underwood, who eventually becomes the President of the United States.
  • Claire Bennet ("Heroes," 2006 TV Series): A high school cheerleader with regenerative healing powers, whose actions often drive the plot of the series.
  • Claire Dunphy ("Modern Family," 2009 TV Series): A loving yet controlling mother of three, known for her humorous and relatable parenting struggles.
  • Claire Fraser ("Outlander," 2014 TV Series): A World War II nurse who time travels to 18th-century Scotland and falls in love with Jamie Fraser.
  • Claire Redfield ("Resident Evil," 1996 Video Game Series): A strong and resourceful character who searches for her brother Chris while fighting zombies and uncovering Umbrella Corporation's secrets.
  • Claire Standish ("The Breakfast Club," 1985 Film): A popular high school student who bonds with other misfits during a Saturday detention.
  • Claire Temple ("Marvel's Daredevil," 2015 TV Series): A nurse who helps superheroes and becomes a key ally to Daredevil and other characters in the Marvel Netflix series.
  • Claire Dearing ("Jurassic World," 2015 Film Series): The operations manager of Jurassic World who evolves from a corporate climber to a devoted protector of the dinosaurs.
  • Claire ("Lost," 2004 TV Series): A pregnant survivor of Oceanic Flight 815 who gives birth on the island and has a mysterious connection to the others.
  • Stevenage (Hertfordshire, England): A town known for its post-war New Town development and significant historical sites.

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