Origin of the name STEPAN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name STEPAN.
A Bohemian and Russian form of Stephen
(q.v.), meaning "crown." (History of Christian Names,
Yonge, 1884). Usage: Armenia (Ստեփան),
Czech Republic (Štěpán),
Zorian, one of the three founders of the Armenian Revolutionary
Federation. Štěpán Rak, a
Ukrainian-born Czech guitarist, and classical composer. (Wiki)
... As the bell-founder laid
his hand on his brother-in-law's collar, the crowd slunk back, fearful
lest they should suffer from the furious passion which shook the strong
"Stepan, you hog!" he hissed; "if you
must wallow in the mire, have your will. If you won't work, die in
your own way and your own time; but if I hear you trail her name
across your tavern-floor again, by Heaven, I'll kill you!"...
As his brother-in-law let him go, the drunken Stepan
almost fell, but, recovering himself, sat down in a heap at one of the
tables, and called for more vodka. (Longman's Magazine, v.16, 1890)