Short form of Stephen and Steven, also used as an independent given name. It is associated with the American film stars Steve McQueen (1930–80), noted for his ‘tough guy’ roles, and Steve Martin (b. 1945).
English: unexplained. 1. Possibly a Huguenot name, a variant of Gargis, which is an altered form of Garrigus, an Anglicized form of French Garrigues. 2. Alternatively, it may be a variant of Scottish Harcus.