Stephens 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 Stephens mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Stephens

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Alabama, U.S. says the name Stephens means "Born a king".
  2. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Stephens is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means "High born".
  3. According to a user from Utah, U.S., the name Stephens means "Son (or follower) of Stephen".
  4. A user from Missouri, U.S. says the name Stephens means "Crown".
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From the given name Stephen + the patronymic suffix -s.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Stephens

Notable Persons Named Stephens

Stephens Jenyns

Stephens was born in 1450 in Wolverhampton. Stephens is also known as Jennyns and Jennings. He passed away in 1523.

Stephens Lyne-Stephens

Stephens was born on October 4th, 1801. He died on February 28th, 1860.

Stephens Baker

Stephens was born on August 16th, 1791. He passed away on February 29th, 1868.

Stephens Gerard Malone



Notable Persons With the Last Name Stephens

Notable Persons With the Last Name Stephens

John Legend

John Legend is a singer, songwriter, musician∣actor, and activist. His ongoing career started in 2000. John was given the name John Roger Stephens on December 28th, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio, U.S.

Toby Stephens

Toby Stephens is an actor. He has been prominent since 1992. Toby was born as the child of Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens on April 21st, 1969 in Middlesex Hospital.

Jeremy Stephens

Jeremy was born on May 26th, 1986 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Bret Louis Stephens

Bret Louis Stephens is a journalist. Bret was born on November 21st, 1973.

Chris Larkin

Chris Larkin is an actor. Chris was given the name Christopher Stephens by his parents Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens on June 19th, 1967 in London.

Alexander H. Stephens

Alexander H. Stephens was a 50th Governor of Georgia, Vice President of the Confederate States, and Vice President of the Confederate States of America. Alexander was born on February 11th, 1812 in Crawfordville, Georgia, U.S. He breathed his last breath on March 4th, 1883.

  • Sloane Stephens
  • Sheila MacRae
  • Helen Stephens
  • Kaye Stevens
  • Robert X. Cringely
  • Tanya Stephens
    Deejay (jamaican)
  • Darryl Stephens
  • Jody Stephens
  • John Lloyd Stephens
  • Kathleen Stephens
    United States Ambassador to South Korea
  • William Stephens
    Governor of California
  • Patricia Stephens Due
    Civil Rights Activist
  • Garn Stephens
  • Dale J. Stephens

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Stephens U.S.
  White 73.90% 64.26%
  African American 20.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Stephens

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Stephens

  • What name lists does Stephens rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Stephens? Stephens is the 19,439th most popular name of all time. As a last name Stephens was the 190th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Stephens have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 392 babies born with the first name Stephens in the United States. That's more than enough people named Stephens to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Stephens? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Stephens first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Stephens is Thursday, July 15th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Stephens born? The highest recorded use of the first name Stephens was in 1953 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Stephens Factoid: According to the 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Stephens is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1952.
  • Weird things about the name Stephens: The name spelled backwards is Snehpets. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ehtespsn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Stephens? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 144,646 people with the last name Stephens.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Stephens? Stephens was ranked as the 190th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Stephens name meaning

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