Steven, that perennial favorite, has finally decided to take a breather and step down from the top for a bit. The (barely) shorter form of the name, Steve, has become one of those “All-American” names like Joe and Bob that parents no longer seem to think is cool, opting for fresher-sounding names like Aiden instead. And if you’re looking for a name with good namesakes, Steven’s your man, with prolific directors, entreprenuers and Noble-prize winners all sharing the moniker.


  • english:
  • greek: Crown, garland


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Actor Steven Seagal, Director Steven Spielberg, Director Steven Soderberg, Apple founder Steve Jobs, Musician Steven Tyler, Noble-Prize winning physicist Stephen Hawking