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Quick Facts on Stephanie

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, French, Greek
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 195
Simple meaning:
Crown of Glory

Characteristics of Stephanie

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Stephanie

The name Stéphanie was popularized by the French as a feminine form of the name Stephen which is derived from the Greek word “stephanos” meaning ‘garland crown.’ Stephen is found in the Bible as the first Christian martyr and as such, the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr's crown (or crown of glory). Like many names from the Bible, Stephen gained popularity in the Middle Ages when Christians bestowed Biblical or saintly names on their children as a protective measure. In some cases, popular male names would take on a feminine version. The name Stephanie became a particular favorite in the United States compared with other English-speaking counties.

Popularity of the Name Stephanie

Stephanie shows up on the United States popularity graphs in the late 1800s and grows in popularity steadily over the ensuing decades. By the 1960s it’s clear that Stephanie is becoming a fast-favorite among American parents. The height of the name’s popularity comes in the 1970s throughout the 1980s when it maintains a position on the Top 20 list of preferred girl names. Signs of decline begin to show in the late 1990s and in 2008 Stephanie exits the Top 100 list for the first time in nearly 50 years. Her heyday came with the popularity of other pretty three-syllable girls’ names that were all the rage in the 70s and 80s (like Kimberly, Jessica and Jennifer), but have since given way to the older, turn-of-the-century names from the early 1900s (like Sophia, Emma and Olivia). Still, the name has a certain timeless French charm that should keep it lingering for decades to come. After all, Stephanie is the crown of her parent’s glory!
Popularity of the Girl Name Stephanie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Stephanie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Stephanie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Stephanie

    Stephanie We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Stephanie.

  • Popular Songs on Stephanie

    Popular Songs on Stephanie

    Hey Stephanie - a song by Gob [explicit]

    Stephanie Knows Who - a song by Love

    Stephanie Says - a song by the Velvet Underground

    Stephanie's Room - a song by Joan Baez

    Stephanies of The World Unite - a song by The Mr. T Experience

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Stephanie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Stephanie

    Stephanie's Ponytail (Robert Munsch) - A little girl who is determined to strike a blow for nonconformity manages to arrive at school every day with a hairdo more outraegous than the day before. And each time, the cast of copycats grows and grows --- until the day she threatens to shave her head! The strong female voice will speak to many, asserting the importance of individuality and independent thought. Full color throughout. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Stephanie

    Famous People Named Stephanie

    Famous People Named Stephanie - Stephanie Seymour (model); Stefanie "Steffi" Maria Graf (tennis player); Stephenie Meyer (American author of the Twilight series); Stephanie Nicks (aka Stevie Nicks, musician); Stephanie Romanov (model/actress); Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (royalty)

  • Children of Famous People Named Stephanie

    Children of Famous People Named Stephanie

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Stephanie - Bob Marley (reggae musician); Grace Kelly (actress/royalty); Jon Bon Jovi (musician); Mario Lemieux (hockey player); Maureen O' Sullivan (actress); Paul Newman (actor/director); Phyllis Diller (comedienne); Steve Austin (wrestler); Vince McMahon (wrestling promoter)

  • Historic Figures

    Stephanie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Stephanie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Stephanie.

Personality of the Girl Name Stephanie

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Stephanie

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