Tapani
Origin/Usage
Finnish, Greek
Pronunciation
TAH-pa-ni
Meaning
Man with crown
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Tapani is a Finnish variant of Stephen. Stephen originates in Greek language and means "man with crown". Saint Stephen was the first Christian martyr and later on numerous popes bore this name. It was one of the most popular masculine given names in the United States in the 1960s. Recently its popularity fluctuated. The famous bearers include Stephen King, the American horror fiction writer.

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Tapani Kalliomaki - actor
Tapani Rinne - musician

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