Steve

First Name
241k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Steve

"Steve" is a name of English origin, and it means "Short form of Stephen". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Steve
To pack or stow, as cargo in a ship's hold. See Steeve.

Etymology: See Stevedore

Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of Steven and Stephen, also used as a formal male given name.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Stephanie.

Notable Persons Named Steve

Steve Jobs was a co-founder, chairman, ceo of, primary investor, founder, apple inc., pixar, and next. Steve was given the name Steven Paul Jobs on February 24th, 1955 in San Francisco. He died on October 5th, 2011.

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Steve Rogers is a comics character.

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Steve McQueen was an actor. He was most active from 1953 to 1974. Steve was given the name Terence Steven McQueen on March 24th, 1930 in Beech Grove, Indiana, United States. He passed away on November 7th, 1980.

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Steve Carell is an actor, comedian, director, producer, and writer. He has had major accomplishments since 1989. Steve was given the name Steven John Carell on August 16th, 1962.

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Steve Beshear is a 49th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, and Attorney General of Kentucky. Steve was born on September 21st, 1944 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

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Steve Wozniak is an electronic engineering, programmer, electronics engineer, and computer programmer. Steve was given the name Stephan Gary Wozniak on August 11th, 1950 in San Jose, California, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Steve

Seasick Steve is a country blues, blues, and blues rock musician and songwriter. He plays Vocals, guitar, Diddley bow, Stomp box, and Banjo. Seasick was given the name Steven Gene Wold in 1941 in Oakland, California, U.S. Seasick is also known as Wold and Steven Gene.

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Crazzy was born on March 4th, 1984 in Montreal.

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Delicate Steve is a musician. They were most active from 2010 to 2010. Delicate was given the name Steve Marion .

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Wildman Steve was a comedian, radio personality, promoter, mc, and master of ceremonies. His career lasted from 1950 to 1950. Wildman was given the name Steve Gallon, Jr. on September 10th, 1925 in Monticello, Florida, U.S. He breathed his last breath on September 1st, 2004.

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Steve is a soccer player for the Shatin SA, Sai Kung Friends FC, Hong Kong Rangers FC, Mohun Bagan A.C., Double Flower FA, Happy Valley AA, Abahani Limited (Dhaka), Sun Hei SC, Sparta Rotterdam (Mutual) FC, Fukien AC, Tuen Mun SA, and Hong Kong national football team. Steve was born on December 10th, 1979 in Nigeria.

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How popular is the baby name Steve in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 52 0 52
1881 44 0 44
1882 63 0 63
1883 62 0 62
1884 66 0 66
1885 60 0 60
1886 70 0 70
1887 54 0 54
1888 83 0 83
1889 64 0 64
1890 66 0 66
1891 56 0 56
1892 68 0 68
1893 73 0 73
1894 80 0 80
1895 71 0 71
1896 94 0 94
1897 79 0 79
1898 87 0 87
1899 78 0 78
1900 139 0 139
1901 76 0 76
1902 92 0 92
1903 127 0 127
1904 123 0 123
1905 126 0 126
1906 131 0 131
1907 157 0 157
1908 149 0 149
1909 187 0 187
1910 245 0 245
1911 255 0 255
1912 548 5 543
1913 661 0 661
1914 1,003 5 998
1915 1,335 0 1,335
1916 1,399 0 1,399
1917 1,396 11 1,385
1918 1,528 5 1,523
1919 1,301 7 1,294
1920 1,281 0 1,281
1921 1,300 6 1,294
1922 1,273 5 1,268
1923 1,261 6 1,255
1924 1,227 8 1,219
1925 1,151 7 1,144
1926 1,064 9 1,055
1927 1,039 14 1,025
1928 941 14 927
1929 891 7 884
1930 870 7 863
1931 795 8 787
1932 780 0 780
1933 727 0 727
1934 770 0 770
1935 773 0 773
1936 748 6 742
1937 852 7 845
1938 1,077 0 1,077
1939 1,214 6 1,208
1940 1,560 6 1,554
1941 1,886 5 1,881
1942 2,384 9 2,375
1943 2,698 11 2,687 #93 boy name
1944 2,845 11 2,834 #89 boy name
1945 3,394 10 3,384 #79 boy name
1946 4,576 8 4,568 #69 boy name
1947 6,238 8 6,230 #58 boy name
1948 5,755 14 5,741 #60 boy name
1949 5,041 13 5,028 #68 boy name
1950 4,218 13 4,205 #83 boy name
1951 4,066 16 4,050 #86 boy name
1952 4,336 16 4,320 #85 boy name
1953 4,538 9 4,529 #84 boy name
1954 5,080 17 5,063 #76 boy name
1955 5,531 16 5,515 #72 boy name
1956 6,501 25 6,476 #59 boy name
1957 8,947 34 8,913 #44 boy name
1958 10,119 31 10,088 #44 boy name
1959 11,094 27 11,067 #41 boy name
1960 10,676 21 10,655 #43 boy name
1961 10,017 26 9,991 #45 boy name
1962 9,187 24 9,163 #46 boy name
1963 8,075 28 8,047 #49 boy name
1964 7,110 17 7,093 #51 boy name
1965 5,698 11 5,687 #55 boy name
1966 4,645 26 4,619 #67 boy name
1967 3,923 13 3,910 #79 boy name
1968 3,431 20 3,411 #89 boy name
1969 3,086 13 3,073 #98 boy name
1970 2,949 15 2,934
1971 2,385 14 2,371
1972 1,866 15 1,851
1973 1,523 10 1,513
1974 1,459 12 1,447
1975 1,402 16 1,386
1976 1,420 15 1,405
1977 1,282 12 1,270
1978 1,247 10 1,237
1979 1,266 10 1,256
1980 1,233 11 1,222
1981 1,126 8 1,118
1982 1,036 12 1,024
1983 1,069 6 1,063
1984 1,049 9 1,040
1985 998 9 989
1986 1,000 10 990
1987 1,011 8 1,003
1988 970 22 948
1989 1,002 8 994
1990 1,013 8 1,005
1991 902 9 893
1992 887 5 882
1993 837 6 831
1994 714 0 714
1995 753 0 753
1996 649 0 649
1997 627 0 627
1998 640 5 635
1999 660 0 660
2000 649 0 649
2001 624 0 624
2002 544 0 544
2003 562 0 562
2004 484 0 484
2005 475 0 475
2006 470 0 470
2007 447 0 447
2008 422 0 422
2009 415 0 415
2010 279 0 279
2011 324 0 324
2012 303 0 303
2013 242 0 242
2014 257 0 257
2015 224 0 224
2016 205 0 205
2017 186 0 186

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Popularity of Steve as a first name

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Popularity of Steve as a last name

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Common last names for Steve

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  • Brown
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  • Martin
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Kovach
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Harris
  • Anderson
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Common first names for Steve

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Steve U.S.
  White 69.75% 64.26%
  African American 12.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 11.11% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Steve

People with the last name Steve are most frequently White, African American, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Steve

  • What name lists does Steve rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Steve? Steve is the 312th most popular name of all time. As a last name Steve was the 15,483rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Steve have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 241,124 babies born with the first name Steve in the United States. That's more than enough people named Steve to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Steve? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 52 new born babies.
  • When was Steve first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Steve is Friday, August 8th, 1828.
  • What year had the most people named Steve born? The highest recorded use of the first name Steve was in 1959 with a total of 11,067 babies. That's a lot of babies named Steve!
  • Random Steve Factoid: According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Steve ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 8 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1949.
  • Weird things about the name Steve: Your name in reverse order is Evets. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Teesv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Steve? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,891 people with the last name Steve.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Steve? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Steve as their last name since less than 1 person in 156k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.