Stephen comes from the Greek name Στεφανος (Stephanos) meaning "crown". Steven is a variation with Steve and Stevie as diminutives. Stephens, Stevens, Stephenson, and Stevenson are patronymic-based surnames.

Characters in the works of Harry Turtledove with only the name Stephen:

Stephen (Freedom), a member of the sim justice movement, minor character in A Different Flesh, "Freedom".
Stephen (Atlantis Pirate), a pirate and minor character in Opening Atlantis: Avalon.

Characters with the first name of Stephen:

Stephen Douglas, a historical American Senator referenced in numerous works.
Stephen Early, historical White House Press Secretary appearing in The Hot War.
Stephen A. Hurlbut, a historical American general and politician referenced in Fort Pillow.
Stephen Douglas Martin, the father of Chester Martin in Southern Victory.
Stephen King, contemporary American horror writer referenced in The Disunited States of America and Supervolcano: Eruption.
Stephen R. Mallory, a historical Confederate politician appearing in The Guns of the South.
Stephen Niles, a coal miner and minor fictional character in The Two Georges.
Stephen Ramsay, a fictional Confederate cavalryman and POV in The Great War: American Front.
Stephen Ramseur, a historical Confederate States Army general appearing in The Great War: American Front.
S.M. Stirling, creator of the shared universes in which "The Last Word" and "Topanga and the Chatsworth Lancers" are set.
Stephen de Windesore, fictional merchant, POV in "Clash of Arms".

Characters with the first name of Steven:

Steven Pankow, historical Mayor of Buffalo, New York, appearing in The Hot War: Fallout.

Characters with the first name of Steve:

Steve (Days of Infamy), U.S. Navy sailor and minor character in Days of Infamy.
Steve Bauer, fictional airman, minor character in The Hot War: Bombs Away.
Steve Whortleberry, fictional grad student, POV in "Logan's Law".

Characters with the first name of Stevie:

Stevie (Hindsight), a child and minor character in "Hindsight".

Characters with the first name of Stefan, German version of Stephen:

Stefan Fuchs, German soldier appearing briefly in In the Balance.
Stefan Handrick, minor fictional character in In the Presence of Mine Enemies.

Characters with the first name of Stepan, an Eastern European variation of Stephen:

Stepan Bandera, historical Ukrainian nationalist referenced in multiple works.
Stepan Rudzutak, fictional gulag guard, minor character in Worldwar: Striking the Balance.

Characters with the name Esteban (Spanish form of Steven) or a variant thereof:

Estevánico, historical explorer and POV in "Eyewear".

Characters with the surname Stephens:

General Stephens, a U.S. military judge in Settling Accounts: In at the Death.
Alexander Stephens, historical Vice President of the Confederate States appearing in The Guns of the South.

Characters with the surname Stevens:

Thaddeus Stevens, historical American Congressman referenced in The Guns of the South and appearing in "Must and Shall".

Characters with the surname Stephenson:

George Stephenson, fictional innkeeper in "The Iron Elephant" in A Different Flesh.

Characters with the surname Stevenson:

Adlai Stevenson II, historical American politician appearing in The Hot War.
Maggie Stevenson, fictional Honolulu brothel owner in Southern Victory.

Places with Stephen or a variant thereof in the name:

Fort Stevens, a historical American Civil War battle site, setting in "Must and Shall."
Stephens, Georgia, briefly a setting in Settling Accounts: In at the Death.

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