Steven is a male first name. In very rare cases it is also used for girls.
The name Steven isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all boys names, Steven ranks 156. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn boys, approximately 14 were named Steven. In total, there are currently 1,287,014 people – children, adults and seniors – named Steven living in the United States, which is approximately 0.38 % of the entire population.
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History tends to focus on the most famous and the best. But even those who play second fiddle leave their mark: Steven is one of those names without which the orchestra would be incomplete. In fact, the SmartGenius top ranking #10 has been hit more than once, although the last instance was some time ago, way back in the last century in 1961. But even though the peak of its popularity was many decades ago, the name Steven has been given to newborn boys every year since records began. Steven is a name of exceptional enduring popularity, conveying the special vibes of the 20th century.
In years where the graph has no value, the name Steven was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.
The popularity of the name Steven peaked long ago, but the name has nevertheless arrived in the 21st century. In 2021, it ranked #231 in our statistics - maybe a far cry from when your grandparents or great-grandparents were kids and Steven made it into the top ten more than once, but still: Traditional names often turn out to be perennial favorites, so maybe it is only a matter of time before Steven returns to the top.
Regardless of where you live in the US, chances are you know someone called Steven. Because: There are men and boys named Steven in every state in the USA. If this does not sound particularly spectacular to you, you should know that of the nearly 50,000 different male first names that occur in the USA, only 386 are recorded in each individual state, so the name Steven is definitely something very special. In some regions it even makes it into the top 10 of the most popular male first names, for example in Idaho, where Steven ranks on place 10, making it one of the most common male first names in the entire state. The greatest chance of meeting Steven, however, is in Iowa, where one in 85 boys and men bears this beautiful name – that is far above average – in the entire USA it is only one in 129 men and boys and in Mississippi, where the name is least represented in relation to the population, you even have to ask an average of 232 men and boys for their name before you once get Steven as an answer.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter S is a quite popular first letter for boys’ names. Because: 5.9% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for boys’ names are J, A and D.
With six letters, the name Steven is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
This means that with 5.9% of all boys' names that begin with an S, this first letter is much more common than all 26 letters on average - and the most popular one of all the boys’ names starting with S is Steven.
If your name is Steven and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Steven, you can simply say:
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In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Steven sounds like this: