Name: Stephen

Origin and Meaning of the Name Stephen

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    (STEE ven)
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    St Stephen was the first Christian martyr, his stoning is depicted in the New Testament book of Acts. St Stephen's Day is 26 December.

    There have been nine Popes named Stephen, five kings of Hungary named Stephen and one King of England. Grover Cleveland, who was President of the US twice (the 22nd and 24th) was born Stephan Grover Cleveland, although he dropped his first by age 19.

    Other famous bearers include physicist Stephen Hawking, author Stephen King, composer Stephen Sondheim and comedian and actor Stephen Fry.

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