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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Stel

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Alt. Meaning

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

T is for tender, loving nature.

E is for elegant, born within you.

L is for little, the little things you do.

Notable Persons Named Stel

Stel Pavlou is a thriller (genre), speculative fiction, and science fiction novelist, screenwriter, short story, and actor. Stel was born on November 22nd, 1970 in Gillingham, Kent.


Stel is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Stel

Simon van der Stel was a Governor of the Dutch Cape Colony and Commander of the Cape. Simon was born on October 14th, 1639. He left this life on June 24th, 1712.


Willem Adriaan van der Stel was a Governor of the Dutch Cape Colony. Willem was born on August 24th, 1664 in Haarlem. He left this life on November 11th, 1733.


Stel is a comics character.


Adriaan van der Stel is a politician.


Arie was born on April 24th, 1894 in The Hague. He died on January 31st, 1986.


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Popularity of Stel as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Stel

  • When was the first name Stel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Stel is Monday, August 15th, 1887.
  • How unique is the name Stel? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Stel. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Stel: Your name in reverse order is Lets. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lest. How do you pronounce that?

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