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Pronounced SHTEH-fahn-ee-yah or shteh-FAHN-ee-yah. [noted -ed]
-- enchy  7/1/2011
Štefa is a short form. [noted -ed]
-- goricar  11/17/2011
I must say that, being from Croatia myself, the first pronunciation (SHTE-fahn-ee-yah) sounds strange to me. I'm not saying it's wrong but shte-FAHN-ee-yah (stress on the secon syllable) is by far the most usual. [noted -ed]
-- goricar  11/17/2011
I know goricar's comments were posted quite some time ago, but also being from Croatia myself, I'd like to point out that the 1st pronunciation (SHTEH-fah-nee-yah) is used in those parts of Croatia where the "new" Shtokavian accentuation is used (Slavonia, maybe Dalmatia, but I don't think this name would be used there, I might be wrong though) and that's the pronunciation I and most other people around me would personally use. To me, the second one is the strange sounding one, but that just shows the diversity of our accent system.
-- enchy  6/30/2016
I like this name. I like the way Slavic names are and how they are pronounced.
-- lilolaf  2/13/2016

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