Steven

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1.3m
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Steven

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ste"ven
Senses
  1. Voice; speech; language.(Obs. or Scot)"Ye have as merry a steven As any angel hath that is in heaven." [Chaucer.]
  2. An outcry; a loud call; a clamor.(Obs)"They setten steven for to meet To playen at the dice." [Chaucer.]

Etymology: AS. stefn stemn, voice; akin to D. stem, G. stimme, Goth. stibna

Wiktionary

From Latin Stephanus, from Ancient Greek Στέφανος (Stéphanos), from στέφανος (stéphanos, “crown, wreath”), from στέφω (stéphō, “to put round, to surround”).

  1. A male given name, a variant spelling of Stephen.

Steven was also found in the following language(s): Danish and Dutch

Notable Persons Named Steven

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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Steven Spielberg is a filmmaker. He has been prominent since 1963. Steven was given the name Steven Allan Spielberg on December 18th, 1946 in , Ohio, U.S.

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Steven Seagal is a martial artist. Steven was born on April 10th, 1952 in Lansing, Michigan, United States.

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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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Stone Cold Steve Austin is a professional wrestler, actor, producer, and professional wrestling. He was most active from 1989 to 2003. Stone was given the name Steven James Anderson on December 18th, 1964 in Austin, Texas.

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Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens is a folk music, pop music, rock music, and islamic music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, piano, Bass guitar, Mandolin, Organ (music), Mellotron, Double bass, Ovation Guitar Company, Baldwin Piano Company, Epiphone Casino, Rhodes piano, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Everly Brothers Flattop, Gibson ES-335, and Gibson J-200. He holds the title The First Cut is the Deepest", Father, Son", Later", Old Schoolyard", and Was Dog a Doughnut?". His ongoing career started in 1965. Yusuf was given the name Steven Demetre Georgiou on July 21st, 1948 in Marylebone, London, England. Yusuf is also known as Steve Adams.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Steven

Carl Steven was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to 1996. Carl was given the name Carlo Steven Krakoff on November 4th, 1974 in Glendale, California, U.S. Carl is also known as Krakoff and Carlo Steven. He died on July 31st, 2011.

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Trevor Steven is a soccer player for the Burnley F.C., Everton F.C., Rangers F.C., Olympique de Marseille, England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. Trevor was born on September 21st, 1963 in Berwick-on-Tweed, England.

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Jack was born on March 28th, 1990.

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Brett Steven is a tennis player. Brett was born on April 27th, 1969 in Auckland.

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Stewart Steven was an author, journalist, editor-in-chief, newspaper reporter, and newspaper editor. Stewart was given the name Stefan Gustaf Cohen on September 30th, 1935 in Hamburg. He died on January 19th, 2004.

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Donald was born on May 26th, 1945.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 17 0 17
1881 15 0 15
1882 22 0 22
1883 13 0 13
1884 20 0 20
1885 21 0 21
1886 20 0 20
1887 16 0 16
1888 20 0 20
1889 14 0 14
1890 20 0 20
1891 18 0 18
1892 21 0 21
1893 20 0 20
1894 13 0 13
1895 16 0 16
1896 17 0 17
1897 17 0 17
1898 26 0 26
1899 18 0 18
1900 42 0 42
1901 24 0 24
1902 32 0 32
1903 25 0 25
1904 25 0 25
1905 25 0 25
1906 34 0 34
1907 36 0 36
1908 40 0 40
1909 55 0 55
1910 67 0 67
1911 74 0 74
1912 151 0 151
1913 177 0 177
1914 253 0 253
1915 298 0 298
1916 367 0 367
1917 385 0 385
1918 378 0 378
1919 381 0 381
1920 418 0 418
1921 430 0 430
1922 395 0 395
1923 347 0 347
1924 321 0 321
1925 398 0 398
1926 349 0 349
1927 338 0 338
1928 350 0 350
1929 297 0 297
1930 312 0 312
1931 293 0 293
1932 325 0 325
1933 295 0 295
1934 323 0 323
1935 409 0 409
1936 442 0 442
1937 535 0 535
1938 772 0 772
1939 1,131 0 1,131
1940 1,569 0 1,569
1941 2,474 8 2,466 #90 boy name
1942 3,516 11 3,505 #75 boy name
1943 4,284 14 4,270 #58 boy name
1944 5,120 10 5,110 #52 boy name
1945 5,986 12 5,974 #43 boy name
1946 8,902 22 8,880 #28 boy name
1947 13,553 19 13,534 #24 boy name
1948 16,000 20 15,980 #23 boy name
1949 19,953 31 19,922 #20 boy name
1950 23,302 40 23,262 #16 boy name
1951 28,408 39 28,369 #13 boy name
1952 32,081 49 32,032 #11 boy name
1953 33,762 62 33,700 #11 boy name
1954 36,670 54 36,616 #11 boy name
1955 37,857 44 37,813 #10 boy name
1956 38,459 79 38,380 #10 boy name
1957 36,894 68 36,826 #10 boy name
1958 33,029 79 32,950 #10 boy name
1959 33,677 96 33,581 #10 boy name
1960 33,994 95 33,899 #10 boy name
1961 32,320 75 32,245 #10 boy name
1962 30,783 84 30,699 #12 boy name
1963 29,426 75 29,351 #14 boy name
1964 29,814 95 29,719 #12 boy name
1965 28,084 91 27,993 #14 boy name
1966 27,810 99 27,711 #13 boy name
1967 27,148 107 27,041 #14 boy name
1968 25,617 113 25,504 #15 boy name
1969 26,673 122 26,551 #14 boy name
1970 26,951 127 26,824 #15 boy name
1971 23,815 127 23,688 #16 boy name
1972 19,964 105 19,859 #19 boy name
1973 17,284 91 17,193 #20 boy name
1974 17,766 89 17,677 #19 boy name
1975 17,173 106 17,067 #18 boy name
1976 16,756 92 16,664 #20 boy name
1977 16,598 107 16,491 #23 boy name
1978 16,513 110 16,403 #24 boy name
1979 16,466 137 16,329 #27 boy name
1980 16,022 110 15,912 #28 boy name
1981 16,583 95 16,488 #28 boy name
1982 17,258 118 17,140 #26 boy name
1983 18,445 132 18,313 #23 boy name
1984 18,340 127 18,213 #23 boy name
1985 18,863 145 18,718 #24 boy name
1986 18,220 125 18,095 #25 boy name
1987 17,872 114 17,758 #25 boy name
1988 17,979 123 17,856 #24 boy name
1989 19,001 80 18,921 #22 boy name
1990 18,822 69 18,753 #25 boy name
1991 16,902 45 16,857 #27 boy name
1992 15,090 52 15,038 #29 boy name
1993 13,510 45 13,465 #31 boy name
1994 12,126 39 12,087 #34 boy name
1995 10,681 20 10,661 #37 boy name
1996 9,674 26 9,648 #38 boy name
1997 8,788 23 8,765 #40 boy name
1998 8,131 18 8,113 #46 boy name
1999 7,708 20 7,688 #47 boy name
2000 7,372 17 7,355 #54 boy name
2001 6,601 14 6,587 #63 boy name
2002 6,231 15 6,216 #68 boy name
2003 5,863 8 5,855 #70 boy name
2004 5,377 25 5,352 #78 boy name
2005 5,082 9 5,073 #83 boy name
2006 4,823 9 4,814 #90 boy name
2007 4,556 9 4,547 #97 boy name
2008 4,235 10 4,225
2009 3,830 9 3,821
2010 3,428 0 3,428
2011 3,204 0 3,204
2012 3,236 0 3,236
2013 2,878 5 2,873
2014 2,791 0 2,791
2015 2,698 0 2,698
2016 2,386 5 2,381

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Popularity of Steven as a first name

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Popularity of Steven as a last name

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Common last names for Steven

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  • White
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Adams
  • Harris
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Common first names for Steven

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Steven U.S.
  White 70.76% 64.26%
  African American 17.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Steven

People with the last name Steven are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Steven

  • How Popular is the name Steven? Steven is the 26th most popular name of all time. As a last name Steven was the 11,560th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Steven have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,282,770 babies born with the first name Steven in the United States. That's more than enough people named Steven to occupy the country of Bahrain with an estimated population of 1,234,571 (as of April 27, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Steven? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 17 new born babies.
  • When was Steven first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Steven is Monday, March 10th, 1828.
  • What year had the most people named Steven born? The highest recorded use of the first name Steven was in 1956 with a total of 38,380 babies. That's a lot of babies named Steven!
  • Random Steven Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Steven ranks 23rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 63 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Steven: Your name in reverse order is Nevets. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tnseev. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Steven? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,719 people with the last name Steven.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Steven? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Steven as their last name since less than 1 person in 109k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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)
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