Stephen is a popular name of Greek origin derived from the word Stephanos meaning “crown” or “garland.” It is a prominent biblical name that was made famous by Saint Stephen. He was an apostle who spread the word of Christianity, which led to him becoming the first Christian martyr. He is now a revered figure in the Christian faith and is still recognized today on the 26th of December. Stephen is an influential and celebrated name, an excellent choice if you decide to raise a baby of this faith.
Famous People Named Stephen
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- Stephen BaldwinActor
- Stephen CraneNovelist
- Stephen CurryBasketball Player
- Stephen FryComedian
- Stephen HillenburgCartoonist
- Stephen KingAuthor
- Stephen MarleySinger
- Stephen SondheimComposer
- Stephen StrasburgBaseball Player
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