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Steve is a strong and straightforward baby name for boys. With a peak popularity during the mid-20th century, Steve is the namesake of some of the world's most beloved icons. Steve Rogers is the given name of Captain America in the Marvel Comics universe, and Steve van Gerbig was also a character in the Gilmore Girls series. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Steve:

Greek: Wreath, crown

Origin of the name Steve:

Steve is the short form of the name Steven. This name arose as the medieval variation of Stephan. The name Stephan originated from the Greek name Στέφανος (Stephanos) and means “wreath” or “crown.”

Symbolism of the name Steve:

Steve is the diminutive of Steven (meaning “wreath” or “crown”). This name originated from the Greek word Στέφανος, and the precise translation of the term is “that which surrounds.” During classical antiquity, the symbol of the wreath or crown was the garland.

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Emotion evoked from the name Steve:

The name Steve evokes feelings of talent and trust.

Alternative spellings for the name Steve:

  • Steev
  • Stef
  • Steph

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Popularity of the name Steve:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Steve was the 1,244th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

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Great middle names for Steve and their meanings:

  • Arsenio (manly, virile, strong)
  • Benjamin (son of my right hand)
  • Caleb (canine, faithful, devoted, wholehearted)
  • Carter (transporter of goods)
  • Hiram (benevolent brother, exalted one)
  • Jerome (holy name, sacred name)
  • Justin (just, righteous, fair)
  • Kelvin (river man)
  • Lenny (brave lion)
  • Philemon (affectionate)
  • Roscoe (roebuck forest)
  • Wentworth (winter settlement)

Famous people with the name Steve:

  • Steve Paul August (football player)
  • Steve Austin (wrestler)
  • Steve Ballmer (businessman)
  • Steve Dodd (actor)
  • Steve Jobs (business magnate)
  • Steve McQueen (actor)
  • Steve Nesser (skateboarder)
  • Steve Vukhile Tshwete (politician)
  • Steve Winn (rugby union player)
  • Steve “Woz” Wozniak (electronics engineer)

Steve in popular culture:

  • Steve van Gerbig (character in the Gilmore Girls series)
  • Steve Rogers (superhero in the Marvel Comics universe)
  • Steve Urkel (character in the Family Matters series)
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