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Stephanie, as you can probably imagine, is a feminized version of the classic boys’ baby name, Stephen. It shares the same meaning as Stephen, too—crown.

It’s been a royal name, used for a current-day princess of Monaco, and an 11th-century queen of Navarre (now part of Spain). Other famous Stephanies include tennis player Steffi (Stefanie) Graff, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, Maid author Stephanie Land, model Stephanie Seymour, and rocker Stevie Nicks, who has Stephanie as her formal name. Actress Stephanie Beatriz played Miracle in Encanto, and Rosa on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

In pop culture, Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter in prolific author Janet Evanovich’s nearly 30-book-long series, and Stephanie Tanner was a character in both Full House and Fuller House.

Stephanie has several variations. You can check out several spelling differences above, and Estafania and Stefania are also available. If you want other names that mean “crown,” try Etienne, Kayla, and Tiara.

Stefanie has been in the top 1000 baby names since the 1890s and peaked in the 1980s at #6. It’s currently in the top 500 baby names in the U.S.

Stephanie in quotes:

“Oh, mirror in the sky. What is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?” —“Landslide,” Stevie Nicks

“Thinking very often resembles napping, but the intent is different.” —Stephanie Plum in Seven Up

“I love you, I whispered to myself. I’m here for you. Reassurance of self-love was all I had.” ― Stephanie Land, Maid


French Baby Names Meaning:

In French Baby Names the meaning of the name Stephanie is: Crowned in victory.

Greek Baby Names Meaning:

In Greek Baby Names the meaning of the name Stephanie is: Crown; victorious.

American Baby Names Meaning:

In American Baby Names the meaning of the name Stephanie is: Crowned in victory.

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