Stein (surname)

Stein is a surname with different origins. It is a common German name. The name derived from German[1] ([ʃtaɪn]) means "stone" or "rock”. Additionally, the Scottish name (/stn/; also Steen) is a form of the name Steven.[2]

Notable people with the surname include:

Fictional charactersEdit

  • Chase Stein, a superhero in the Marvel Comics series Runaways
  • Franken Stein, a mad scientist in the manga and anime series Soul Eater
  • Franny K. Stein, the titular character of an ongoing children's series by Jim Benton
  • Martin Stein, one half of the original incarnation of the DC comics superhero Firestorm

See alsoEdit

  • Stine, a surname and given name


  1. ^ "Stein - Wiktionary".
  2. ^ Black, George F. (1993) [1946]. The Surnames of Scotland. Edinburgh: New York Public Library/Birlinn. p. 746. ISBN 1-874744-07-6. Syncopated form of STEVEN.