Any case "Stephen" is pronounced "Steven"?
As far as I know, a male's name "Stephen" is pronounced like "Steven". Someone says that in UK it is "Stefan". Is it true?
- younosygitLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
"Stephen" is always pronounced the same as "Steven". The Welsh form of the name is "Steffan" (which is also part of the Welsh name for the city of Westminster - San Steffan, since it's named after St Stephen, which you might hear if you listen to Welsh radio or TV since it's used as shorthand for "Parliament"). In Welsh, FF is pronunced the same as F in English, while F is pronounced the same as V.
We have people from many countries living here, so you might come across someone of Polish or Serb origin, who is called "Stefan".
- GeorgiaLv 79 years ago
The majority of people would pronounce the name Stephen as Steven yes, however there is the possibility that it is actually Stefan, because of the general principle that a "ph" makes the same sound as a "f"
I have actually met someone called Stefan spelt Stephan, who was indeed Welsh. I always thought the "e/a" was crucial in telling you which is was StephEN = Steven StephAn = Stefan, but I could be wrong.
- KittysueLv 79 years ago
If they are British they would pronounce Stephen as Steven. I've never heard anyone British pronounce it like Stefan unless it was a joke
- RitaLv 45 years ago
There are some names that have preference of pronunciation and learning curves. There are social functions where there are both Stephen's and Steven's in the room. In some case of this one with this spelling like Myself will be called "Steffen".
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- 7 years ago
It's My name and I get obsessed about the spelling from time to time because it can be difficult live with. it looks Me in the face Mail box, mail, medicines. I usually keep in mind what My 9th grade teacher told Me when a girl class mate saw My name written on the chalkboard she giggled and said "You're Steffen" I was naturally defensive and said "It's Stee-ven!" The teacher said in the pronunciation icons for Your name it's both. One is the "Ye old English way" and the other is because of the way it looks, the "PH" in our American language makes an "F" sound and they're consonants making to much space between the two E's.Source(s): "Selph" experience.
- JOHN GLv 79 years ago
RR - there is no V in the Welsh alphabet so the letter is pronounced the same a F when using English words.
- RyuLv 79 years ago
No, it's always Steven.
Stefan is an entirely different name
- Anonymous9 years ago
We mostly say "Steven". Sometimes it is spelled that way. However, I knew a Welshman who pronounced his name as "Steffan". I don't know how he spelled it.
- quite contraryLv 69 years ago
- 9 years ago
Can go either way.Source(s): Duhh