Boy name origins & meanings
- German : Stone
Family name origins & meanings
- Scottish : from a reduced form of the personal name Steven.
- North German, Dutch, and Scandinavian : from sten ‘stone’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with stone: a quarryman, stonecutter, or stonemason. The Swedish surname probably originated as a soldier’s name.
- Swedish : from the personal name Sten.