Stefanos is a male Greek name deriving from the Greek word “Stefani” which means crown and garland. Stefanos is a name commonly used in Greece, both in its male and female version (Stefania) and is the Greek respective of name Stephen.
Female version of name Stefanos: Stefania
Nameday of name Stefanos: December 27th
Origin of name Stefanos – Agios Stefanos (St Stephen)
Name Stefanos is celebrated by the Greek Orthodox Church to commemorate Agios Stefanos (St Stephen), one of the most important personalities of the Christian Religion. Agios Stefanos was a deacon, the first man chosen as deacon to help the Christians and their common meals – the meals of love as they were called. Stefanos was a man known for his strong faith and his urge to help, and he preached the words of God.
According to the Scripts, Stefanos was a very gifted man, able to respond to every doubt, every feeling of distrust towards God and Christ. This is a reason why his contemporaries considered him a menace for the status quo. Stefanos denoted the weaknesses of people in Judea and tried to show them the way to become better people. People of Judea were not ready to accept this and stoned Stefanos to death. Stefanos is regarded as the First Christian Martyr.
Nicknames deriving from name Stefanos
Name Stefanos has a few nicknames and diminutives, such as Stefos, Stefis, Stefanas, Stefanis, Stefas.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of the name Stefanos
Stefanos is a reserved man and quite introverted; he is though quite brave and he is ready to fight for his beliefs when it is necessary.