[ 3 syll. (s)tep-ha-nie, st-ephan-ie ] The baby girl name Stephanie is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced STEHF-ah-Niy in English or -SHTEH-Faa-Niy in German †. Stephanie's origin is Old Greek, and its use, English and German. The meaning of Stephanie is 'crowned'. It is a biblical name derived from the word stephanos with the meaning 'crown, garland, wreath'. The name is from the French Stéphanie, itself from Stephania (Latin), which is from Stephana (Latin). Stephanie is the feminine form of the English Stephen.
The name Stephanie is widely used; it has 88 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Estafania, Estefania (also used in Spanish), Estephanie (also used in Spanish), Esteva, Fanya, Phanya, Stefa (also used in Polish), Stefanee, Stefanía, Steffa, Steffaney, Steffani, Steffine, Stefia, Stefne, Stepania (also used in Russian), Stepanie, Stephana, Stephanas, Stephane, Stephanee, Stephania, Stephanida, Stephann, Stephene, Stepheney, Stephia, Stephianie, Stephie, and Stephine. Other English forms include the shortenings Stef, Steph, Stepha, and Stephi, the familiar forms Fanny (also used in French), Steffi (also used in German, and Greek), Steffie, Stefi, Stevey, Stevi, and Stevie, and the spelling variants Stefaney, Stefanie (also used in French, and German), Stefany, Steffanie, Steffany, Stepfanie, Stephaine, Stephaney, Stephani, Stephannie, Stephany, Stephenie, Stephney, and Stephyne.
Forms used in foreign languages include Estebana (Spanish), Estefana (Portuguese), Estefani (Spanish), Estefanía (Spanish), Stamatios (Greek), Stefana (Greek), Stefania (Czech, German, Italian, Polish, and Russian), Stefanida (Russian), Stefcia (Polish), Stefka (Czech and Polish), Stepa (Russian), Stepanida (Russian), Stepanyda (Russian), Stephanine (German), Stesha (Russian), Steshka (Russian), Stéphanie (French), and Trinnette (French). The familiar forms Faina (Russian), Fania (Italian), and Panya (Russian), and the spelling variant Stefani (German and Italian) are other foreign forms.
Stephanie is an all-time favorite. At present it is still a rather popular baby girl name, but not to the degree it was previously. The name grew in popularity from the 1900s up to the 1980s. At the height of its usage in 1984, 1.277% of baby girls were named Stephanie. It was #6 in rank then. The baby name has seen a steep decline in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #318 with a usage of only 0.056%, but it was nevertheless the most popular within all girl names in its family. Stephanie was twice as popular as the next ranked name, Stevie, in 2018. In the last century Stephanie has primarily been a baby girl name. In 1989, 168 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Stephanie.
Baby names that sound like Stephanie include Steffanie, Steffany, Stephani, Stephany, Stefana, Stefanee, Stefaney, Stefani, Stefania, Stefanie, Stefany, Steffaney, Steffani, Stepanie, Stepfanie, Stephanee, Stephaney, Stephanine, Stepheney, and Stephenie.
† Pronunciation for Stephanie: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
Details of famous persons named Stephanie:
Model Stephanie Seymour, born 23 July 1968, San Diego, California.
Royalty Princess Stephanie, born 1 February 1965.
Singer Stevie Nicks, born Stephanie Lynn Nicks 26 May 1948, Phoenix, Arizona.