If your name is Stephanie, you are a sensitive, creative person. You like to spend time alone in your own thoughts and deep contemplation of the universe. Even though you like to spend time alone, you are definitely empathic and intuitive in recognizing the emotions, thoughts, and needs of others. Sometimes, because your thoughts are so spiritual and deep, it is hard to express yourself to others. This leads to you be a little bit shy, but others also can recognize your natural kindness. For this reason, you find it easier to express yourself through music, art, poetry, and literature—for which you have natural abilities and talent.
You might sometimes tend to procrastinate, asking, “Why do today what can be put off until tomorrow?” Likely, this is because you would rather spend time in nature and in your spiritual and artistic pursuits. But with some encouragement from others helping you to find your confidence, you’ll be okay and get it done!
The name Stephanie was made popular in France as a feminine variant of the boys’ name Stephen. Stephen comes from the Greek “Stephanos”, which means “crown.” Stephen appears the New Testament book of Acts as the first Christian martyr, as such he was the first of Jesus’ disciples to receive the martyr’s crown of glory. The feminine form Stephanie became more popular in the U.S. than anywhere else in the English-speaking world.
Stephanie was a popular name right from the beginning of when the U.S. government started tracking name popularity, in the late 1800s. It continually grew in popularity until it hit “super popular” status in the 1960s and peaked in the 1970s and 80s in the Top 20 most popular girls names in the United States. During those years, it seems that Stephanie, along with other three-syllable girls’ names such Kimberly, Jessica, and Jennifer, were “the thing.” Since the 1970s and 80s, the name has lost some of its super-popular status, but still remains a beautiful French-sounding choice.
One of the world’s most famous Stephanies is real-life royalty, the youngest daughter of Prince Ranier of Monaco and Grace Kelly: Princess Stephanie of Monaco. The list also includes tennis royalty (albeit with a slightly different spelling): Stefanie “Steffi” Graf. Rounding out the list are model Stephanie Seymour, musician and singer Stephanie “Stevie” Nicks, and author of the Twilight series (again with a slight spelling variation), Stephenie Meyer.