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Meaning & History

Hungarian form of STEPHEN. This was the name of the first king of Hungary. Ruling in the 11th century, he encouraged the spread of Christianity among his subjects and is considered the patron saint of Hungary.
DiminutivesPista, Pisti
Feminine FormStefánia
Other Languages & CulturesStephanos Ancient Greek Stepan Armenian Estebe, Eztebe Basque Stephen Biblical Stephanos Biblical Greek Stephanus Biblical Latin Stefan Bulgarian Esteve Catalan Stjepan, Štefan, Stevan, Stevo, Stipan, Stipe, Stipo Croatian Štěpán Czech Stefan, Steffen Danish Stefan, Steffen, Stephan, Stef, Stefanus, Steven Dutch Stephen, Ste, Steph, Steve, Steven, Stevie English Tapani, Tahvo, Teppo Finnish Étienne, Stéphane French Estevo Galician Stepane Georgian Stefan, Stephan German Stefanos, Stephanos Greek Stefán Icelandic Stiofán Irish Stefano Italian Stefans Latvian Steponas Lithuanian Steffen Low German Stefan Macedonian Tipene Maori Estienne Medieval French Stefan, Steffen Norwegian Estève Occitan Stefan, Szczepan, Stefek Polish Estevão Portuguese Ștefan, Fane Romanian Stepan Russian Steafan, Steaphan, Steenie Scottish Stefan, Stevan, Stevo, Stjepan Serbian Štefan Slovak Štefan Slovene Esteban, Estavan Spanish Staffan, Stefan Swedish Steffan Welsh
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute