Name Stefan Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Stefan


Stefan is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Stefan?

Stefan is a variant of the name Stephen, which originally derived from the Greek name Stephanos (Στέφανος). It is a popular name in e.g. Germany, Scandinavia, the Netherlands or Poland.

What does the name Stefan mean?

Stefan means “crown”, “wreath” or “garland” and by extension “honor”, “reward”, “fame” or “renown” (from ancient Greek “stéphanos/στέφᾰνος” = crown/wreath/garland or “stéphein/στέφειν” = to wreathe/to encircle).

Pronunciation of Stefan

Notable people with the name

  • Royalty: Stefan Dragutin (died 1316), King of Serbia · Stefan Uroš V. (1337 - 1371), Serbian tsar · Stefan II Crnojević (1496 - 1499), lord of Zeta · Stefan Tomsa (1563 - 1564), Prince of Moldova
  • Athletes: Stefan Edberg (born 1966), Swedish tennis player · Stefan Effenberg (born 1968), German footballer · Stefan Nystrand (born 1981), Swedish swimmer · Stefan Schumacher (born 1981), German road racing cyclist · Stefan Kießling (born 1984), German footballer · Stefan Marković (born 1988), Serbian basketball player · Stefan Bradl (born 1989), German motorcycle racer · Stefan Jović (born 1990), Serbian basketball player · Stefan Johansen (born 1991), Norwegian footballer · Stefan de Vrij (born 1992), Dutch footballer
  • Artists, musicians and actors: Stefan Łodwigowski (1815 - 1895), Polish composer · Stefan Frenkel (1902 - 1979), American violinist · Stefan Keller (born 1961), Swiss flute player · Stefan Ruzowitzky (born 1961), Austrian film director · Stefan Raab (born 1966), German entertainer, comedian, musician and TV host · Stefan Andersson (born 1967) · Swedish singer-songwriter · Stefan Olsdal (born 1974), Swedish rock guitarist · Stefan Burnett (born 1978), American musician · Stefan William (born 1993), Indonesian actor
  • Others: Stefan Zweig (1881 - 1942), Austrian novelist · Stefan Banach (1892 - 1945), Polish mathematician · Stefan Brink (born 1952), Swedish philologist · Stefan Hell (born 1962), German physicist · Stefan Mappus (born 1966), German politician · Stefan Wallin (born 1967), Swedish-Finnish politician

Variants of the name Stefan

Steffan Stephan Stevan

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Popularity of the name Stefan

The name Stefan is ranked #2033 overall.

Stefan in the Top 50 Names

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