Meaning and Origin of Steven - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Steven

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Crown

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Scottish, English, Dutch, and North German : from the personal name Steven, a vernacular form of Latin Stephanus, Greek Stephanos ‘crown’. This was a popular name throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages, having been borne by the first Christian martyr, stoned to death at Jerusalem three years after the death of Christ. In English the variant spelling Stephen is almost equally common.

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