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Stellan is likely an ancient Scandinavian and Viking name option. It is a variation of the name “stilling.” Though not yet a top 1,000 name in America, Stellan is a top 2,000 option for boys.

Meaning of the name Stellan:

Swedish: calm

Origin of the name Stellan:

The baby name Stellan has an unknown origin overall. Some believe it is a Germanic name, but most think it is an Old Norse option. It likely comes from the Scandinavian and Norse word “stilling.” This word translates to “calm.”

Symbolism of the name Stellan:

Stellan likely comes from the Old Norse word “stilling.” As mentioned, this word translates to “calm” in English.

Style of the name Stellan:


Gender of the name Stellan:

Stellan is a strong name for boys and a unique alternative to Steven.

Pronunciation of the name Stellan:


Number of syllables in the name Stellan:


Emotion evoked from the name Stellan:

Stellan is strong and hardy. It has a wholesome and very European feel.

Alternative spellings for the name Stellan:

  • Stelan
  • Stelann
  • Stellann
  • Stelen
  • Stellen
  • Stelenn
  • Stellenn

Nicknames for the name Stellan:

  • Stel
  • Stell
  • Stella 
  • Stelly
  • Stelli
  • Stellie
  • Telly
  • Tellan
  • El

Popularity of the name Stellan:

Stellan is not a top 1,000 baby name in America. In comparison, however, the feminine form, Stella is a top 50 name, ranking at number 42 in 2020. Stellan as of 2021 was number 1,874.

Related names for the name Stellan:

Great middle names for Stellan and their meanings:

  • Dominic (belonging to God, of the master)
  • Barclay (birch, woodland clearing)
  • Finn (descendent of Fionn, white, fair-haired)
  • Corbett (little crow, raven)
  • Tobias (Jehovah is good)
  • Wesley (west meadow)
  • Ross (the steed, the horse)
  • Ryker (rich)

Famous people with the name Stellan:

  • Stellan Skarsgard (actor, “Dune”)
  • Stellan Wahlstrom (singer)
  • Stellan Bengtsson (table tennis player)
  • Stellan Westerdahl (Olympic sailor)
  • Stellan Olsson (film director, “Deadline”)
  • Stellan Bojerud (politician)
  • Stellan Nilsson (soccer player)

Stellans in popular culture:

Stellan is not anywhere in popular culture.

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