Name`s rating: 4.67 Number of votes: 3 Popularity/views: 2156
Gender of the name Stephen: male
Unique code of the name Stephen: 2023
First name Stephen backwards: Nehpets
Meaning and origin of the name Stephen
Hugely popular English name, comes from ancient Greek name (Στέφανος) [Stephanos], derived from the word (στεφάνη) [thefani] meaning - "crown, corona; crowned; king; helmet; mountain peak; Byzantine".
St Stephen was the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr's crown. Stephen was a deacon in the early Christian Church. The apostles had found that they needed helpers to look after the care of the widows and the poor. So they ordained seven deacons, and Stephen is the most famous of these.