Dictionary of Medieval Names
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Stephen m. Greek στέφανος 'crown, wreath; reward, honor'.

The name of 9 medieval popes and one pope-elect, a 1st C saint and martyr whose stoning was recorded in the Biblical book of Acts, an apocryphal early British martyr, an 8th C Byzantine martyr, a 10th C king of Croatia, an 11th C king of Hungary and saint, two 11th C kings of Croatia, a 12th C king of England, a 12th C French saint, a 12th C English saint, three 12th C kings of Hungary, a 13th C king of Hungary, six 13th C grand princes or kings of Serbia, a 13th-14th C king of Serbia, three 14th C kings of Serbia, a 14th C prince of Moldavia, a 15th C despot of Serbia, two 15th C princes of Moldavia, and a 16th C king of Poland. Vulgate: Stephanus. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Styuen.

Brabant
Latin
1312 Stephanus (nom) JeanIII p. 29
Czech Republic
Latin
1349 Stephani (gen) chlumecky 123, Stephano (dat) ibid. 39, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 21; 1350 Stephano (abl) ibid. 194, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 190; 1351 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 28; 1353 Stephano (abl) ibid. 60; 1355 Stephano (dat) ibid. 116, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 64; 1356 Stephani (gen) ibid. 118, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 117; 1358 Stephano (dat) ibid. 248, p. 31, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 252, p. 32
Middle High German
1335 Stephan (nom) Rössler1 41
England
Latin
1161x1184 Stephani (gen) MDE p. 227, no. 1, Stephanus (nom) ibid. p. 227, no. 1; 1185x1186 Stephani (gen) PR-XXXVI p. 18, Stephano (dat) ibid. p. 2, Stephanus (nom) ibid. p. 3; 1189 Steffani (gen) GASurv p. 94, Stephani (gen) ibid. p. 95, Stephanus (nom) ibid. p. 156; 1222 Stephani (gen) StPaulDom p. 38, Stephanus (nom) ibid. p. 14; 1279–80 Stephanus (nom) WaHR-SK p. 43; 1296 Stephani (gen) RCS-1 p. 95a, Stephano (dat) ibid. p. 95a; 1318 Stephano (dat) PSS-CXIV 4b, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 4b; 1329 Stephano (abl) ibid. 4c, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 4c; 1330 Stephani (gen) ibid. 4d, Stephano (dat) ibid. 4d; 1331 Stephano (dat) ibid. 4e; 1340xc1450 Stephani (gen) CovGuild-1 p. 2, Stephanus (nom) ibid. p. 70; 1348 Stephano (abl) SocAntNor-3-3 no. 9; 1349 Stephano (abl) ibid. no. 11; 1357 Stephano (abl) ibid. no. 22; 1377 Stephani (gen) FenPT-2 p. 6, Stephanus (nom) ibid. p. 4; 1381 Steffano (abl) Suffolk1381 p. 100, Stepanus (nom) ibid. p. 113, Stephani (gen) ibid. p. 90, Stephano (abl) ibid. p. 89, Stephanus (nom) FenPT-2 p. 6, Suffolk1381 p. 68; 1417–18 Stephanus (nom) EEW p. 37; 1430 Stephano (abl) ibid. p. 84; 1444 Stephani (gen) WillsInv LXIII, Stephano (dat) ibid. LXIII; 1554 Stephanus (nom) StMartF p. 58
Dutch
1575 Steven AuFr Gheesbeke; 1578 Steven ibid. Eesbeeck
Middle English
1417–18 Stephen EEW p. 40, Stephyn ibid. p. 38
Early Modern English
1485 Stephen WillsInv LXIX; 1530 Stephyn LIWill-III p. 34, Steven ibid. p. 34, Stevyn ibid. p. 76, Stewen ibid. p. 91; 1531 Stephen SRS-XXI p. 8; 1540 Stephen DEmar-vol1 p. 78; 1541 Stephan WillsInv LXXXVII; 1542/3 Stephen SIAcc 2; 1545 Steven StAnthonlin p. 5; 1548 Steven ibid. p. 7; 1550 Stephen WillsInv XCV; 1551 Stephen StNick-Sf p. 2; 1554 Stephan bruton-vol1 p. 26, Stephen HAmar-vol9 p. 2, Stephin bruton-vol1 p. 26, Steven BarnstapleBap p. 9; 1555 Stephan bruton-vol1 p. 108, Stephin ibid. p. 27, Steven ibid. p. 2, Stevin ibid. p. 27; 1557 Steven PRThirsk p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 12; 1559 Stephen BEmar-vol1 p. 6, Steven COmar-vol5 p. 1; 1561 Stphan bruton-vol1 p. 111; 1562 Steven CAmar-vol1 p. 2; 1565 Steven Redruth-Co p. 6, WAmar-1 p. 75; 1566 Stephen Redruth-Co p. 6; 1568 Stephin COmar-vol5 p. 4; 1569 Stephen HAmar-vol9 p. 116; 1571 Stephen (nom) Chst-1 p. 11, Steven Bar-in-El p. 17, StAnthonlin p. 21, Stevin bruton-vol1 p. 39; 1572 Steven StAnthonlin p. 22; 1573 Steven ibid. p. 23; 1574 Steven ibid. p. 24; 1575 Steven ibid. p. 24; 1576 Stephen BEmar-vol2 p. 2, Steven StAnthonlin p. 25; 1577 Stephin COmar-vol5 p. 5, Steven StAnthonlin p. 25; 1578 Stephin COmar-vol5 p. 5, Steven BEmar-vol2 p. 96, StAnthonlin p. 26; 1579 Stephen BUmar-vol2 p. 63, COmar-vol2 p. 71, Steven StAnthonlin p. 27; 1580 Steven ibid. p. 28; 1581 Stephen DEmar-vol2 p. 6, Stephin COmar-vol5 p. 6; 1582 Steven StAnthonlin p. 29; 1584 Stephen DEmar-vol2 p. 10, Steven StAnthonlin p. 30; 1586 Steven SaxhamSf p. 4; 1587 Stephen DEmar-vol2 p. 14, Stephin COmar-vol5 p. 8, Steven SaxhamSf p. 4, StAnthonlin p. 32; 1588 Stephen BEmar-vol2 p. 31, DEmar-vol2 p. 16; 1589 Stephen COmar-vol2 p. 123, DEmar-vol2 p. 20; 1589/90 Stephen HAmar-vol9 p. 3; 1589 Steven SaxhamSf p. 57; 1590 Stephen Bar-in-El p. 27, CAmar-vol1 p. 4; 1592 Stephen BUmar-vol9 p. 8, COmar-vol2 p. 72, Steven BEmar-vol2 p. 96, Stevine bruton-vol1 p. 52; 1594 Stephen DEmar-vol2 p. 29, Steven BEmar-vol1 p. 16; 1595 Stephen COmar-vol2 p. 102, DEmar-vol2 p. 32; 1596 Steeven RegBisham p. 5, Stephin COmar-vol5 p. 10, Steven BUmar-vol2 p. 118; 1597/8 Stephen BEmar-vol1 p. 17; 1597 Stephen BUmar-vol9 p. 9; 1598 Stephan bruton-vol1 p. 56, Steven DEmar-vol2 p. 38, Stevine bruton-vol1 p. 57; 1599 Stephen DEmar-vol2 p. 41, Stephin bruton-vol1 p. 57
Middle French
1356 Estienne SocAntNor-3-3 no. 18
Estonia
Middle Low German
1387 Sthepphan BbRT p. 339; 1592 Steffen Tiik1977 p. 286
1524x1532 tehena (gen) Saareste1923b p. 138; 1532 Steffan (nom) Hiiumaa p. 151
Early Modern Swedish
1576 Steffan (nom) Hiiumaa p. 275; 1577 Steffan (nom) ibid. p. 275
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Staffan (nom) Audén1980 p. 169
1582 Teppana (nom) Audén1980 p. 172, Teppå (nom) ibid. p. 172
France
Latin
814 Stephanus (nom) StVdM-II A1; c823 Stephanus (nom) irminon-vol2 94, Ved; 941x86 Stephani (gen) St-Bernard-Romans no. 92; 989 Stephani (gen) CartSavII 105; c1000 Stephani (gen) ibid. 172, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 172; 1044 Stephanus (nom) StVdM-II 659; 1046 Stephani (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 139; c1050 Stephanus (nom) StVdM-II 696; 1055 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 739; 1060 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 730; 1064 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 703; 1065x1079 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 663; 1079x1101 Stephano (abl) CartStPC XXXVII, Stephanus (nom) ibid. IX; 1080x1105 Stephanus (nom) StVdM-II 699; 1082x1087 Stephanus (nom) St-Bernard-Romans no. 120; 1083 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 126; a1089x1101 Stephani (gen) CartStPC XXXIX, Stephanus (nom) ibid. XXXIX; 1090x1101 Stephanus (nom) ibid. XLIII; 1101x1120 Stephanus (nom) ibid. XXIV; 1101x1129 Stephani (gen) ibid. XVIII, Stephano (abl) ibid. XXVIII; 1102x1144 Stephanus (nom) ibid. XLV; 1107 Stephani (gen) ibid. XVII, Stephanus (nom) ibid. XVII; 1115 Stephanus (nom) StVdM-II 734; a1116 Stephanus (nom) CartStPC XX; 1120x62 Stephanus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 93; 1124 Stephanus (nom) CartNDJosaphat XIII; 1125 Stephani (gen) NDParisII 2-XLVII, Stephano (abl) ibid. 2-XLVII; 1131 Stephano (abl) CartNDSaintes XXII; 1135 Stephanus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1138x62 Stephani (gen) ibid. 66, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 72; 1141 Stephanus (nom) CartNDSaintes VII; 1143 Stephanus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 10; 1143x46 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 12; 1147 Stephani (gen) ibid. 14, Stephano (abl) ibid. 14, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 14; 1147x62 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 52; 1148 Stephanus (nom) CartNDSaintes XXIV; c1150 Stephani (gen) CartNDdOurscamp CXIII, Stephanus (nom) CartSavII 200; 1151 Stephani (gen) clairvaux-12thc 23, Stephano (abl) ibid. 23; 1162 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 40; 1163 Stephani (gen) ibid. 99, Stephano (abl) ibid. 104; 1164 Stephani (gen) CartNDdOurscamp C, Stephanus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 122; 1167 Stephano (abl) CartNDdOurscamp XCII; 1173 Stephanus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 151; 1177 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 165; 1178 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 168; 1179 Stephano (abl) ibid. 176, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 176; 1193 Stephanus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp CXLIX; 1197 Stephanus (nom) ibid. CXL; c1200 Stephanus (nom) CartSavII 201; 1203 Stephano (abl) CartNDdOurscamp CXXV, Stephanus (nom) ibid. CXXV; 1204 Stephani (gen) ibid. XXVII; 1206 Stephanus (nom) NDParisII 2-LXIX; 1212 Stephani (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XXVIII; 1218 Stephani (gen) ibid. CXXXIV; 1219 Stephani (gen) NDParisII 2-XI, Stephanus (nom) CartAub, CartNDdOurscamp CXXXVIII; 1220 Stephanus (nom) NDParisII 2-LXVIII; 1221 Stephani (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXIII; 1255 Stephani (gen) NDParisII 2-XLV, Stephanum (acc) ibid. 2-XLV, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 2-XLV; 1256 Stephani (gen) ArrestReg-volI X, Candlemas, Stephanum (acc) ibid. X, Candlemas; 1258 Stephani (gen) ibid. XVII, BMV, Stephano (abl) ibid. XVIII, Candlemas, Stephanus (nom) ibid. XVII, BMV; 1259 Stephanum (acc) ibid. X, Pentecost; 1260 Stephanum (acc) ibid. I, Ascension, Stephanus (nom) ibid. XXII, Ascension; 1261 Stephanum (acc) ibid. VII, BMV; 1267 Stephanus (nom) NDParisII 2-II; 1268 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 1-VIII; 1269 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 2-III; 1270 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 2-XLI; 1273 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 2-XLIII, RegToul-13thC p. 37; 1274 Stephanus (nom) ibid. p. 56, Sthephani (gen) ibid. p. 56; 1283–86 Stephani (gen) GasReg-A p. 227; 1285 Stephani (gen) CartNDdOurscamp VII; 1287 Stephanus (nom) GasReg-A p. 74; 1300 Stephani (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 382, Stephanus (nom) ibid. 382; 1301 Stephani (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 201, Stephanus (nom) ibid. p. 176; 1310 Stephanus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp IX; 1310–11 Stephanus (nom) GasReg-A p. 236; 1376 Stephanus (nom) St-Bernard-Romans 383; 1378 Stephani (gen) hanquetvol1 168, Stephano (dat) ibid. 249, Stephanus (nom) ibid. no. 98
1378 Stefanotus (nom) hanquetvol1 2383, Stefonotus (nom) ibid. 2383
Old French
1296 Estienne paris1296 p. 2; 1313 Estienne Paris1313 p. 1; 1327 Etienne MemDocMan-2 p. 191
1296 Estevenot paris1296 p. 43; 1313 Estevenot Paris1313 p. 97, Tevenin ibid. p. 45, Tevenot ibid. p. 16
Middle French
1339 Estienne valois-2 CCIX; 1392 Estienne MemBret-II col. 598; 1418 Estienne HGParis p. 373; 1421 Estienne favier 178; 1423 Estiene ibid. 333, Estienne ibid. 111; 1438 Estienne ibid. 12, Thevenin ibid. 322; 1455 Estienne HRAVP-3 p. 354; 1493 Estienne MSR1838 p. 377; 1561 Estienne RegPCC-1 p. 1; 1562 Estienne ibid. p. 8; 1563 Estienne ibid. p. 17; 1564 Estienne ibid. p. 53, Etienne ibid. p. 95; 1565 Estienne ibid. p. 113; 1566 Estienne ibid. p. 201, Etienne ibid. p. 229; 1567 Estienne ibid. p. 290; 1568 Estienne ibid. p. 371; 1570 Estienne ibid. p. 424, Etienne ibid. p. 422; 1571 Estienne ibid. p. 436; 1589 Étienne raymond1588 p. 570
1392 Estiennot MemBret-II col. 602, Thevenin ibid. col. 599; 1418 Thevenin HGParis p. 373; 1421 Thevenin favier 179, Thevot ibid. 289; 1423 Thevenin ibid. 13
Germany
Latin
849 Stephani (gen) HambUrk-vol1 XIII; 886 Stephanus (nom) ibid. XXI; 890 Stephanus (nom) ibid. XXIII; 891 Stephanus (nom) ibid. XXIV; 911 Stephani (gen) ibid. XVII; 989 Stephani (gen) ibid. LII; 1100 Stefanus (nom) quix-vol1 78; 1143 Stephanus (nom) mairhofer XIV; 1173 Stephano (abl) quix-vol1 99; 1174 Stephani (gen) ibid. 32; 1189 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 82; 1208 Stephanus (nom) quix-vol2 124; 1216 Stephanus (nom) hennes-vol1 25; 1221 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 61; 1401 Stephani (gen) HD1401 no. 399, Stephano (dat) ibid. no. 255
Middle High German
1293 Stephan (dat) UrkWitt-II 187
Early New High German
1403 Stephan (nom) mairhofer DCLXXIV; 1420 Stephan (nom) UrkRott-1 855, mairhofer DCCXV; 1497 Steffan Nurn1497 p. 1, Steffann ibid. p. 1, Steffen ibid. 2695
Hungary
Latin
1317 Stephani (gen) CDH-VIII-II IV, Stephano (abl) ibid. XV, Stephanum (acc) ibid. XIII, Stephanus (nom) ibid. IV; 1351 Stephano (abl) CDH-IX-II I, Stephanus (nom) ibid. II
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Stefhanus (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 22, Stephani (gen) ibid. III, p. 9, Stephanus (nom) ibid. III, p. 8
Early Modern English
1525/6 Stephan Fiants-1 11; 1532/3 Stephen ibid. 33
Italy
Latin
1220 Stephanus (nom) hennes-vol1 49; 1224 Stephanus (nom) UrkRott-1 17; 1236 Stephani (gen) TirNot1 12; 1284 Stephani (gen) BBC-Berg p. XLIII; 1285 Stefani (gen) Perugia1285 p. 154; 1300 Stephano (abl) ActDipVeneto-I-1 p. 51; 1303 Stephanus (nom) BBC-Berg p. XLVI; 1324 Stephanus (nom) DSF p. 46, 3699; 1327 Stephani (gen) Friuli-14thC no. 449; 1348 Stephani (gen) INP 2, Stephano (abl) ibid. 6, Stephanum (acc) ibid. 14; 1376 Staffano (abl) DouGen1 p. 101, Steffano (abl) ibid. p. 23; 1464 Steffani (gen) CUP-III-I CCXXXI, Steftrue (abl) ibid. CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Stefanus (nom) DSF p. 56, 8; 1527 Stephani (gen) Rome1527 p. 86, Stephanus (nom) ibid. p. 83
1285 Stefanelli (gen) Perugia1285 p. 158, Stephanelli (gen) ibid. p. 156
Italian
1513x1521 Stefano LeoX p. 17, Stephano ibid. p. 12
1513x1521 Stephanello LeoX p. 13
Latvia
Latin
1292 Steppan (nom) RigSB 31; 1293 Steppan (nom) ibid. 38; 1296 Steppan (nom) ibid. 74; 1297 Steppan (dat) ibid. 360
The Netherlands
Latin
1369 Stephanus (nom) GesOIJ-1 p. 303; 1387 Stephanus (nom) ibid. p. 305
Dutch
1596 Steven MagMiddelburg-1560; 1597 Steven ibid.; 1598 Steven ibid.; 1599 Steven ibid.
Poland
Latin
1228 Stephanus (nom) hennes-vol1 p. 81
Portugal
Latin
1211 Stephanus (nom) PHGCRP-I no. 6; 1217 Stephanus (nom) ibid. no. 21; 1256 Stephanus (nom) ibid. no. 17; 1269 Stephano (abl) ibid. no. 11
Scotland
Latin
1425 Stephano (abl) RMSRS-2 26
Spain
Latin
1083 Stephani (gen) CDCB-XV MMCCI; 1487 Stephani (gen) carbonell-I p. 11; 1488 Stephani (gen) ibid. p. 23; 1491 Stephani (gen) ibid. p. 57
Catalan
1510 Steve valencia1510 3305, Stheve ibid. 86
Spanish
1326 Esteuao deMoxo; 1575 Esteban Catalogo-5.2 3828; 1576 Esteban ibid. 3884
Sweden
Latin
1350 Staffen (gen) SDHK no. 6014; 1383 Stephanus (nom) SRA-vol2 no. 1948
Old Swedish
1383 Staffan SRA-vol2 no. 1900, Staffans (gen) ibid. no. 1905; 1409 Staffan (nom) SDHK no. 17250
Switzerland
Latin
1165 Stephanus (nom) CartHaut 16; 1186 Stephani (gen) ibid. 27; 1188 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 28; 1220 Stephanus (nom) ibid. 36; 14thCx1478 Stephanus (nom) Ob-SPVn (210)
Ukraine
Latin
1469 Stephani (gen) AGZ-18 34, Stephano (abl) ibid. 19, Stephanum (acc) ibid. 34; 1479 Stepan (nom) ibid. CVIII-1310
Cite as: G. Grim, R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Stephen". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Stephen.