Stefan name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: German, Scandinavian, Slavic, Czech, English, Polish, Russian, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: s-te-fan
Meaning: The Crowned and Wreath Crown
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What does Stefan mean?

Widely Accepted unisex name Stefan means "The Crowned or Wreath Crown" that came from Old Greek is substantially used in Norwegian, Finnish, German, English, Icelandic, Russian, Swedish, Greenlandic, Danish, Czech, Polish, Slavic, Faroese and Scandinavian.

Stefan is version of biblical Stefán. Stefán is Old Norse cognate of Stephán. Originated from Old Greek, Widespread Stefán, Stefán means "The Crowned and The Crowned". Stefan is derived from Stephen.

Stephen is English equivalent of Stephanus. Meaning of Stephen is The Crowned, Wreath and Garland is rooted from Old Greek.

How do I pronounce Stefan?

The most common pronunciation of three syllabled Stefan is s-te-fan.

Variants of Stefan

Stephanos, Stephanus, Stefaun, Stefán, Stephán, Stefánný, Stefany, Stefanie, Stephen, Stephan, Stefanny, Stephanie, Fanny, Stéphanie

Names that rhyme with Stefan

How popular is the name Stefan?

Stefan was a popular name in United States. Over 19526 babies have been named Stefan since 1910. At its zenith in 1991, the moniker grabbed the 338th spot and 719 baby boys were given the name.

However after 113 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 500 baby names 17 times A common name in England and Wales having over 2773 recievers in 23 years of usage.

At present the name is rising, in 1996, the moniker grabbed the 155th spot and 222 baby boys were given the name. Also, In Switzerland, Stefan was once a common name since emerging in 1998 it has been given to over 1692 babies.

At its zenith in 1998,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 21 years. Also, Stefan was a common name in Denmark. Over 389 babies have been named Stefan since 1993.

When at its peak in 1993,. After 2 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Additionally, the given name has been in the top 50 baby names 2 times

Stefan is a familiar baby name in France, it has been in use since 1923 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 1931, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 191 on boy names chart when 69 babies were given the name Stefan. There are over 2783 babies that have been given the name Stefan in France.

Also, in Netherlands, in just 5 years, it has made it to the top 300 names. Recently in 2016, 54 babies were given Stefan and it reached its peak ranking, 289 on boy names chart.

Over 219 babies in Netherlands have been named Stefan. Also, during its short run of just 1 years in Sweden, it had made it to the top 100 names. In 1999, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 97 on boy names chart when 63 babies were given the name Stefan.

Stefan is a unique baby name in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 300 names. In 1995, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 234 on boy names chart when 48 babies were named Stefan.

Over 454 people have been named Stefan in Belgium. Stefan is an uncommon baby name in Ireland, even after 40 years of use, it could not make it big. Over 397 babies in Ireland have been named Stefan.

Stefan is a rare baby name in Denmark, chances of it being still in use are very slim since it isn't seen since 1995. There are over 389 babies that have been given the name Stefan in Denmark.

And also in Sweden. However things change on global perspective, Stefan is extremely popular in Germany where every 1 in 300 have the name as well as in Romania. Also the baby name is popular in Bulgaria, Austria, Poland, England, Moldova, Slovakia, Ukraine, South Africa, Canada and Czech Republic.

As per our evaluation, over 990000 babies have been bestowed Stefan around the globe.

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Stefan in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Stefan

You never focus on things that don't improve your life or make you a better person. The letter S as your cornerstone reveals your wish to leave your mark in the world. In love, you can love a person like you've never loved anyone before but you can also leave like you've never loved. You are deeply related to the 5 senses. You like to think outside the box and kick the box inside people's face when they tell you how to think or what to do.

Go through the following names similar to Stefan

  •  Héliane - The Héliane has origin in Greek, Héliane means "Burst of the Sun"
  •  Dorothéa has its origin in Greek, Dorothéa means "Gift or God" which is used majorly in German
  •  Sela - The queer unisex name Sela means "Ewe of West Africa or Saviour", substantially used in Tongan and English came from Old Greek and Hebrew
  •  Anisah - Anisah's meaning is Good Friend or Loyal is used mainly in Arabic and Tamil has its origin in Old Greek is a girl name
  •  Correne - Correne's meaning is Cordelia and Girl is especially used in English and is bestowed upon baby girls is originated from Old Greek. Correne is resultant of Cora.

Famous people named Stefan

  • Stefan Wolpe, German-born composer
  • Stefan Radoslav, King of Serbia from 1228 to 1233
  • Stefan Wul,
  • Stefan Kisielewski, Polish writer, publicist, composer and politician
  • Stefan Rowecki, Polish general
  • Stefan Themerson, Polish, later British poet, novelist, filmmaker
  • Stefan Stambolov, Bulgarian politician, journalist, revolutionist
  • Stefan Panaretov, prominent Bulgarian diplomat
  • Stefan Weber, Austrian art teacher and the lead singer and 'Kapellmeister' of the Viennese band Drahdiwaberl
  • Stefan Bryła, Polish construction engineer and welding pioneer
  • Stefan Kaczmarz, His Kaczmarz method provided the basis for many modern imaging technologies
  • Stefan Lazarević, ruler of Serbia as prince and despot
  • Stefan, was created the first Archbishop of Uppsala in Sweden
  • Stefan Sittig, is known mostly as an American theatre director
  • Stefan Lochner, German painter working
  • Stefan Reif, is professor emeritus at the University of Cambridge
  • Stefan Inglot, Polish historian and a cooperative activist
  • Stefan Yavorsky, archbishop and statesman
  • Stefan Sznuk, pioneering Polish aviator
  • Stefan Milutin, King of Serbia between 1282–1321
  • Stefan Lichański, Polish literature critic and writer
  • Stefan Wolff, German political scientist
  • Stefan Wincenty Frelichowski, Polish Roman Catholic priest
  • Stefan Kopec, Polish biologist and pioneer of insect endocrinology
  • Stefan Keller, classical and jazz flute player and composer
  • Stefan Dohr, German horn player and currently the principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Stefan Mayer, Polish military intelligence officer and prewar chief of Counterintelligence within the Polish General Staff's Section II
  • Stefan Garczyński, voivode of Poznań
  • Stefan Zucker, American singer
  • Stefan Elmgren, guitarist of the Swedish power metal band HammerFall
  • Stefan Gierowski, Polish painter and an avant garde artist of post-war Poland
  • Stefan Terlezki, British Conservative politician
  • Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, German programmer of the computer chess program 'Shredder'
  • Stefan Mohr, German chess grandmaster
  • Stefan Kieniewicz, Polish historian and university professor
  • Stefan Bogoridi, high-ranking Ottoman statesman of Bulgarian origin
  • Stefan Brecht, German-born American poet
  • Stefan Sofiyanski, three-term Mayor of Sofia
  • Stefan Hammarén, Finnish author who writes in Swedish
  • Stefan Eriksson, Swedish criminal
  • Stefan Krauße, East German-German luger
  • Stefan Filipkiewicz, Polish painter and designer
  • Stefan Stenudd, is one of the most prominent aikido teachers
  • Stefan Banach, britannica
  • Stefan Mazurkiewicz, Polish mathematician
  • Stefan Wyszyński, Polish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Stefan Rahmstorf, German oceanographer and climatologist
  • Stefan Lucks, researcher
  • Stefan Brands, cryptographer specialized
  • Stefan Tafrov, Bulgarian politician, born on 11 February 1958
  • Stefan Zweig, Austrian novelist, playwright
  • Stefan Dušan, King of Serbia
  • Stefan Dragutin, was King of Serbia from 1276 to 1282
  • Stefan Uroš V, second Emperor of the Serbian Empire
  • Stefan Vladislav, King of Serbia from 1234 to 1243
  • Stefan Vladislav II, King of Syrmia from 1316 to 1325
  • Stefan Nemanja, 'Rascia') from 1166 to 1196


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  6. Office fédéral de la statistique,
  7. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  8. Danmarks Statistik,
  9. SCB- Statistikmyndigheten,
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