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Pronunciation IPA: [etjɛn]
Gender Male
Other names
Related names Stephen/Steven

Étienne, a French equivalent of Stephen/Steven/Steve,[citation needed] is a given name. An archaic variant of the name, prevalent up to the mid-17th century, is Estienne.


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Intellectuals and academics[edit]

Politicians, government officials and soldiers[edit]

Arts and entertainment[edit]



  • Étienne Bacrot (born 1983), French chess player, formerly the youngest person ever to have earned the Grandmaster title
  • Étienne Brûlé (c. 1592–c. 1643), French explorer in what is now Canada
  • Étienne Gaboury (born 1930), Canadian architect
  • Étienne Pasquier (1529–1615), French lawyer and man of letters
  • Étienne Pernet (1824–1899), French Roman Catholic priest, founder of Little Sisters of the Assumption Order
  • Étienne Provost (1785–1850), French-Canadian fur trader
  • Étienne Tempier (died 1279), also known as Stephanus of Orleans, French bishop of Paris and Chancellor of the Sorbonne

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Étienne of Navarre, a main character in Ladyhawke, a 1985 historical-fantasy, played by Rutger Hauer
  • Étienne Lantier, protagonist of Émile Zola's novel Germinal
  • Etienne Argeneau, one of the main characters of Lynsay Sands' romance novel Love Bites
  • Étienne St. Clair, a main character in the novel Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Étienne, a French electric locomotive in the 11th special of Thomas & Friends, The Great Race.

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