How do you pronounce "Stephen"??

ich_liebe_dich   Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:02 am GMT
How do you pronounce the name "Stephen"??

Is it the same with "Steven" or is it more like "Stefen"??
Liz   Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:36 am GMT
Just like "Steven".
Travis   Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:33 pm GMT
I also just pronounce it like "Steven", that is, as ["sti:vI~:n] or ["sti:vn=:].
Dude Who Knows   Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:37 am GMT
Yes, "Stephen" is pronounced the same as "Steven" (which is just an alternate spelling of the same name).
Melissa   Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:06 pm GMT
How do you pronounce Stefen? What is the difference in pronounciation in Stefan and Stefen?
Josh Lalonde   Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:11 pm GMT
I have a friend named 'Stephan', and people pronounce it differently. I've always called him [stE"fQn], but some other people say ["stEf.n=]. I would say 'Stefen' as ["stEf.n=].
Melissa   Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:19 pm GMT
So are you saying Stefan rhymes with Evan or Stefen rhymes with Evan? Does Stefen rhyme with Evan or is Stefen pronounced like Steven?
Lazar   Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:32 am GMT
I have:

Stephen, Steven ["sti:vn=]
Stephan, Stefan [stE"fA:n]
Stefen ["stEfn=]
Evan ["Evn=]
furrykef   Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:04 am GMT
I'd pronounce "Stephan" as "Steven" with an 'f' sound. Pronouncing it the same as "Steven" doesn't make sense to me because I'm not aware of any other words or names where 'ph' has a 'v' sound.

- Kef
Uriel   Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:20 am GMT
Well, whether it makes sense or not, "Stephen" is generally pronounced as though it had a V, and rhymes with even.

But when spelling indicates an F-sound, as in Stefan or Stephan, the E is usually short.