Steele name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Steele mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Steele

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from New Zealand, the name Steele means "Over a stile or hard as steel".
  2. According to a user from Arizona, U.S., the name Steele means "Strong".
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  1. English writer (1672-1729)

From Middle English stele (“steel”); either a metal worker or a person considered to be as hard as steel.

  1. An English and Scottish surname​.
  2. A town in Alabama.
  3. A city in Missouri.
  4. A small city, the county seat of Kidder County, North Dakota.

Notable Persons Named Steele

Notable Persons Named Steele

Steele Stebbins

Steele Stebbins is an actor. He was most prominent from 2014 to present. Steele was born on August 19th, 2003.


Steele is a hip hop music musician. He was most prominent from 1993 to 1993. Steele was given the name Darrell A. Yates, Jr. Steele is also known as General Steele.

Steele Sidebottom

Steele was born on January 2nd, 1991 in Victoria (Australia).

Steele Hall

Steele Hall is a president. His career lasted from 1968 to 1970. Steele was born on November 30th, 1928.

Steele Stanwick

Steele Stanwick was an athlete for the University of Virginia. Steele was born on September 12th, 1989 in Baltimore. He left this life on April 10th, 2012.

Steele Rudd

Steele Rudd was a writer. Steele was given the name Arthur Hoey Davis on November 14th, 1868 in Drayton, Queensland, Australia. He breathed his last breath on October 11th, 1935.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Steele

Notable Persons With the Last Name Steele

Riley Steele

Riley was born on August 26th, 1987 in San Diego.

Peter Steele

Peter Steele was a gothic metal, doom metal, thrash metal, and heavy metal music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to 2010. Peter was given the name Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk on January 4th, 1962. Peter is also known as Peter Steele; Pete Steele; Lord Petrus Steele. He breathed his last breath on April 14th, 2010.

Samantha Ponder

Samantha Ponder is an espn sideline reporter, espn, and espnsideline reporter. Samantha was given the name Samantha Sainte-Claire Steele on December 11th, 1985 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Michael Steele

Michael Steele is a rock music, folk rock, blues rock, and pop rock musician. She plays Fender Precision Bass. Michael was given the name Susan Nancy Thomas on June 2nd, 1955 in Pasadena, California, United States. Michael is also known as Micki Steele.

George Steele

George Steele is a wrestler. George was born on April 16th, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, US.

Luke Steele

Luke Steele is a musician. He was most active from 1998 to present. Luke was given the name Luke James Steele on December 13th, 1979 in Perth.

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  • Barbara Steele
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  • Robert David Steele
    Open Source Intelligence Advocate
  • Bob Steele
  • Luke Steele
    Soccer Player
  • John Steele
    Military Person
  • Richard Steele
  • Jr. Guy Lewis Steele
  • Jeffrey Steele
  • Allen M. Steele
  • Frederick Steele
    Military Person

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Steele U.S.
  White 78.25% 64.26%
  African American 15.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Steele

People with the last name Steele are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Steele

  • What name lists does Steele rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Steele? Steele is the 6,341st most popular name of all time. As a last name Steele was the 355th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Steele have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,333 babies born with the first name Steele in the United States. That's more than enough people named Steele to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Steele? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Steele first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Steele is Monday, January 29th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Steele born? The highest recorded use of the first name Steele was in 2017 with a total of 146 babies.
  • Random Steele Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Steele is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Steele: The name spelled backwards is Eleets. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eetles. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Steele? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 88,230 people with the last name Steele.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Steele? Steele was ranked as the 355th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Steele name meaning

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