Stein

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Stein.

Proper noun[edit]

Stein (plural Steins)

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

Statistics[edit]

  • 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.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • (Limburg) First attested as steyne in 1263. Derived from Middle Dutch stein (stone building, castle).
  • (Zuid-Holland) First attested as steene in 1317. Named after Stein in Limburg.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Stein n

  1. A village and municipality of Limburg, Netherlands.
  2. A hamlet and former municipality of Krimpenerwaard, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Stein.

Proper noun[edit]

Stein ?

  1. A surname, from German​.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. stone, rock
    Synonyms: Gestein, Gesteinsbrocken
  2. pit (core of a fruit)
    Synonym: Kern
  3. (historical) stone (unit of weight)
  4. (regional) stein (type of beer mug)
    Synonym: Bierkrug
  5. (colloquial, in the plural) money
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:Geld

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Proper noun[edit]

Stein m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Steins or (with an article) Stein, feminine genitive Stein, plural Steins)

  1. A topographic or occupational surname​.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Stein” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Stein” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Stein” in Duden online
  • Stein” in OpenThesaurus.de
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Stein on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Stein

  1. accusative of Steinn

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Stein

  1. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • 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.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Stein.

Proper noun[edit]

Stein m or f

  1. A surname, from German​.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Stein.

Proper noun[edit]

Stein m or f

  1. A surname, from German​.