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Stephen

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1.3m Steven (Greek)
739k Stephanie (French)
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How popular is the baby name Stephen in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 176 0 176 #84 boy name
1881 147 0 147 #88 boy name
1882 201 0 201 #81 boy name
1883 140 0 140 #97 boy name
1884 165 0 165 #93 boy name
1885 158 0 158 #93 boy name
1886 181 0 181 #89 boy name
1887 165 0 165 #91 boy name
1888 187 0 187 #98 boy name
1889 164 0 164
1890 156 0 156
1891 140 0 140
1892 178 0 178
1893 175 0 175
1894 174 0 174
1895 179 0 179
1896 164 0 164
1897 194 0 194 #94 boy name
1898 195 0 195 #98 boy name
1899 178 0 178 #97 boy name
1900 181 0 181
1901 158 0 158
1902 210 0 210 #94 boy name
1903 200 0 200 #96 boy name
1904 178 0 178
1905 246 0 246 #93 boy name
1906 207 0 207
1907 273 0 273 #94 boy name
1908 280 0 280 #94 boy name
1909 314 0 314 #90 boy name
1910 350 0 350 #95 boy name
1911 486 0 486 #83 boy name
1912 934 6 928 #88 boy name
1913 1,103 6 1,097 #86 boy name
1914 1,492 6 1,486 #80 boy name
1915 1,859 9 1,850 #86 boy name
1916 1,877 0 1,877 #87 boy name
1917 1,898 5 1,893 #89 boy name
1918 1,852 10 1,842 #96 boy name
1919 1,702 9 1,693 #97 boy name
1920 1,772 0 1,772 #96 boy name
1921 1,876 8 1,868 #97 boy name
1922 1,731 11 1,720
1923 1,613 5 1,608
1924 1,644 8 1,636
1925 1,489 9 1,480
1926 1,343 7 1,336
1927 1,454 8 1,446
1928 1,343 10 1,333
1929 1,364 9 1,355
1930 1,276 16 1,260
1931 1,338 6 1,332
1932 1,401 11 1,390
1933 1,330 10 1,320
1934 1,423 0 1,423
1935 1,656 6 1,650
1936 1,868 7 1,861 #99 boy name
1937 2,142 8 2,134 #92 boy name
1938 2,734 8 2,726 #74 boy name
1939 3,184 8 3,176 #65 boy name
1940 4,436 13 4,423 #49 boy name
1941 5,826 18 5,808 #41 boy name
1942 7,525 23 7,502 #32 boy name
1943 7,946 19 7,927 #29 boy name
1944 7,812 19 7,793 #28 boy name
1945 8,659 24 8,635 #26 boy name
1946 11,870 35 11,835 #24 boy name
1947 15,340 20 15,320 #21 boy name
1948 17,088 31 17,057 #20 boy name
1949 20,517 36 20,481 #19 boy name
1950 20,552 31 20,521 #19 boy name
1951 22,502 48 22,454 #19 boy name
1952 23,084 28 23,056 #21 boy name
1953 21,839 37 21,802 #21 boy name
1954 21,889 25 21,864 #20 boy name
1955 22,145 34 22,111 #21 boy name
1956 21,240 36 21,204 #23 boy name
1957 19,748 39 19,709 #24 boy name
1958 18,001 47 17,954 #26 boy name
1959 16,523 27 16,496 #28 boy name
1960 16,313 51 16,262 #27 boy name
1961 16,092 35 16,057 #27 boy name
1962 15,654 30 15,624 #28 boy name
1963 15,035 40 14,995 #29 boy name
1964 15,013 39 14,974 #29 boy name
1965 14,688 34 14,654 #28 boy name
1966 14,806 54 14,752 #26 boy name
1967 15,158 71 15,087 #26 boy name
1968 14,837 63 14,774 #27 boy name
1969 15,167 61 15,106 #27 boy name
1970 14,844 66 14,778 #27 boy name
1971 13,177 73 13,104 #27 boy name
1972 11,096 50 11,046 #29 boy name
1973 10,029 70 9,959 #32 boy name
1974 10,169 51 10,118 #35 boy name
1975 9,809 70 9,739 #34 boy name
1976 9,796 65 9,731 #37 boy name
1977 9,702 61 9,641 #38 boy name
1978 9,945 83 9,862 #37 boy name
1979 9,965 63 9,902 #40 boy name
1980 10,133 67 10,066 #40 boy name
1981 10,359 63 10,296 #39 boy name
1982 10,700 71 10,629 #38 boy name
1983 11,638 79 11,559 #35 boy name
1984 12,164 75 12,089 #35 boy name
1985 12,303 97 12,206 #36 boy name
1986 11,953 84 11,869 #36 boy name
1987 11,622 75 11,547 #38 boy name
1988 11,667 67 11,600 #40 boy name
1989 11,796 60 11,736 #40 boy name
1990 11,976 36 11,940 #39 boy name
1991 10,563 39 10,524 #41 boy name
1992 9,348 42 9,306 #45 boy name
1993 8,380 14 8,366 #47 boy name
1994 7,495 17 7,478 #49 boy name
1995 6,576 19 6,557 #57 boy name
1996 6,023 18 6,005 #59 boy name
1997 5,425 14 5,411 #68 boy name
1998 5,018 7 5,011 #78 boy name
1999 4,551 14 4,537 #86 boy name
2000 4,139 8 4,131 #95 boy name
2001 3,736 0 3,736
2002 3,355 10 3,345
2003 3,147 6 3,141
2004 2,857 10 2,847
2005 2,750 9 2,741
2006 2,548 0 2,548
2007 2,375 6 2,369
2008 2,089 0 2,089
2009 1,914 0 1,914
2010 1,814 0 1,814
2011 1,573 0 1,573
2012 1,561 0 1,561
2013 1,446 0 1,446
2014 1,439 0 1,439
2015 1,477 0 1,477

Want to know about the popularity of the Stephen baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 856,945 babies born with the name Stephen in the United States. That's more than enough Stephens to occupy the country of Cyprus with an estimated population of 838,897 (as of October 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 176 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Stephen" was in 1952 with a total of 23,056 babies. (That's a lot of baby Stephens)

According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Stephen" ranks #32 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 113 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1971. Across the entire United States a total of 13,177 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Stephen popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Stephen" mean? The list below shows the origins of Stephen as well as things modernly associated with the name Stephen such as celebrities named Stephen.

Origin and Meaning of Stephen

The name "Stephen" is of Greek origin, and it means "Crown". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English writer (1832-1904)

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is a scientist. Stephen was born in 1942 as Stephen William Hawking in Oxford, England.

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Stephen King

Stephen King is a novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, columnist, actor, television producer, film director, musician and singer in the rock bottom remainders. Stephen was born in 1947 as Stephen Edwin King in Portland, Maine, U.S.

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Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Stephen was born in 1964 as Stephen Tyrone Colbert in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is an actor, comedian, author, and journalist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Stephen was born in 1957 as Stephen John Fry in Hampstead, London, United Kingdom.

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Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins is an actor, writer, director, and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to present. Stephen was born in 1947 as Stephen Weaver Collins in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.

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Steve Martin

Steve Martin is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1967 to present. Steve was born in 1945 as Stephen Glenn Martin in Waco, Texas, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Stephen

Stephen A Smith
Stephen Amell
Stephen Strasburg
Stephen Curry
Stephen Merchant

Alternative Meanings

S is for success, in all you will do.

T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

P is for perfection, it's what you seek.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Nehpets". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Tneehps". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Stephen born Dec 17, 1963

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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