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Stan is an iconic baby name for boys. Short but stable, this name has produced a gold standard in both American and European popular culture. Stan Ogden was a character on the Coronation Street, and Stan Rizzo is also a character on the Mad Men series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Stan:

Old English: Stone
Slavic: Standing in glory, achieving fame
Latin: Constant, steadfast

Origin of the name Stan:

Stan originates from the Old English word stān (meaning “stone”). It is often a short form of Stanley (meaning “stone clearing”), Stanford (meaning “stone ford”), or Stanton (meaning “stone settlement”). In addition, Stan is also a diminutive of names like Stanislav and Constantine. The name Stanislav derives from the Slavic elements stani (meaning “stand” or “achieve”) and slava (meaning “glory” or “fame”). Constantine originates from the Late Latin name Constantinus (meaning “constant” or “steadfast”).

Symbolism of the name Stan:

Stan derives from the Anglo-Saxon term stān (meaning “stone”). This name is often a diminutive of Stanley, Stanton, or Stanford. In the British Isles, Stanley referred to stone clearings that later became the sites of villages and cities. As a result, both Stanley and Stone arose as surnames and given names. Symbols of the British coat of arms for Stanley included the buck head and the crown.

Style of the name Stan:


Gender of the name Stan:

Stan is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Stan:


Number of syllables in the name Stan:


Emotion evoked from the name Stan:

The name Stan evokes feelings of sturdiness and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Stan:

  • Stann
  • Steen
  • Stein
  • Stijn

Nicknames for the name Stan:

  • Stani
  • Stannie
  • Stanny

Popularity of the name Stan:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Stan was the 7,429th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Stan:

Great middle names for Stan and their meanings:

  • Alaric (ruler of all)
  • Aslan (lion)
  • Braden (salmon)
  • Calvin (bald)
  • Cairo (victorious, conquering)
  • Drake (dragon)
  • Eliot (the Lord is my God)
  • Garret (spear ruler, brave spear)
  • Harvey (battle worthy)
  • Ike (he who laughs, he who rejoices)
  • Leonardo (brave lion)
  • Marley (seaside meadow, pleasant grove, marten wood)
  • Ralph (wolf counsel)
  • Warner (commander of the army)
  • Zachariah (God has remembered)

Famous people with the name Stan:

  • Stan Alexander (actor)
  • Stan Blake (railroad conductor and politician)
  • Stan Bernard (television personality)
  • Stan Gerards (YouTube personality)
  • Stan Laurel (actor)
  • Stan Lee (comic book creator)
  • Stan Musial (baseball player)
  • Stan Zimmerman (writer)

Stan in popular culture:

  • Stan Carter (character on the EastEnders series)
  • Stan Ogden (character on the Coronation Street series)
  • Stan Rizzo (character on the Mad Men series)
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