The Spanish translation of Stephen has a strength and vitality that’s made it a favorite Latino name. According to Roman Catholic doctrine, Stephen was the first Christian martyr—he was stoned to death for promoting the teachings of Jesus. There were also many Stephens among kings and popes. Esteban (pronounced es-TAY-ban) is the name of several professional Spanish athletes, past and present, including soccer player Esteban Cambiasso and baseball player Esteban Loaiza.
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