Steve - Meaning of Steve

What does Steve mean?

[ 1 syll. (s)te-ve, st-eve ] The baby boy name Steve is pronounced as STiy-V †. Steve is used mostly in English and its language of origin is Old Greek. Steve is a shortening (English) of the Dutch and English name Steven as well as a familiar form of the English name Stephen.

See also the related categories, english and greek.

Steve is an unusual baby boy name. Its usage peaked in 1959 with 0.511% of baby boys being named Steve. It was #41 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a steep fall in frequency since then, and is currently of irregular use. In 2018, among the family of boy names directly related to Steve, Steven was the most commonly used.

Baby names that sound like Steve include Steeve, Staaf, Staff, Stav, Steb, Stef, Step, Steph, Sachdev, Sahdev, Sahdiv, Sahdyv, Staffi, Staffie, Staffy, Stevey, Stevie, Stevy, Sahadiv, and Sahadyv.

† Pronunciation for Steve: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)"

Which Famous Persons bear the name Steve?

Details of famous persons named Steve:
Actor Steve Burns, born 9 October 1973, Boyertown, Pennsylvania.
Actor Steve Buscemi, born 13 December 1957, Brooklyn, New York.
Actor Steve Carell, born 16 August 1963, Acton, Massachusetts.
Actor Steve McQueen, born Terrence Steven McQueen 24 March 1930 - 7 November 1980, Beech Grove, Indiana.
Adventurer Steve Fossett, born 22 April 1944, Jackson, Tennessee.
Business Personality Steve Case, born 21 August 1958, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Business Personality Steve Jobs, born 24 February 1955, San Francisco, California.
Comedian Steve Martin, born 14 August 1945, Waco, Texas.
Footballer Steve Young, born 11 October 1961, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Publisher Steve Forbes, born Malcolm 'Steve' Forbes, Jr. 18 July 1947, Morristown, New Jersey.

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