See also: stein and stein-

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Stein.

Proper nounEdit

Stein (plural Steins)

  1. A patronymic surname from a Scots diminutive of Stephen.
  2. A surname anglicized from the German surname Stein.

StatisticsEdit

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Stein is the 796th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 43,389 individuals. Stein is most common among White (94.4%) individuals.

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /stɛi̯n/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Stein

Proper nounEdit

Stein n

  1. A village and municipality of Limburg, Netherlands

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Stein.

Proper nounEdit

Stein ?

  1. A surname​.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German stein (something hard), from Proto-West Germanic *stain, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *steyh₂-. Cognate with Yiddish שטיין(shteyn), Dutch steen, English stone, Danish sten, Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃 (stains), Swedish sten, Norwegian stein.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • (file)
    plural

NounEdit

Stein m (genitive Steines or Steins, plural Steine, diminutive Steinchen n)

  1. stone, rock
  2. pit (core of a fruit)
  3. an old unit of weight
  4. (regional) a beer stein

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Stein m or f (genitive Steins)

  1. A topographic or occupational surname​.

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit


IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Stein

  1. accusative of Steinn

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Stein.

Proper nounEdit

Stein m or f

  1. A surname​.

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Steinn, short form of compound names with the element steinn (stone). Cognate with Swedish Sten and Danish Steen.

Proper nounEdit

Stein

  1. A male given name.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 10 181 males with the given name Stein living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Stein.

Proper nounEdit

Stein m or f

  1. A surname​.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Stein.

Proper nounEdit

Stein m or f

  1. A surname​.