Of Greek origin.
Russian and Armenian form of the Greek name Stephanos, which is the original of the name Stephen.
The Greek name “Στέφανος”, (Stephanos), and the Greek word “στέφανος”, mean wreath, crown.
The Greek noun was recorded in Homer’s epic poem Iliad.
In Ancient Greece, a wreath was given to contest winners. Winners of the ancient Olympic Games were given an olive wreath.
Alternative forms of the name are: Stephan, Steffen, Stefano, Stevan, Esteban, Étienne.
Stepan ranks in the 20 most popular names in Czech Republic.