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Boy Name: Constantine

Name: Constantine
Pronunciation: \c(o)-nsta-ntine, con-stan-tine\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Constantine's also a girl name)
Meaning: constant, steadfast
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Costas
Sounds Like: Konstanty, Konstant
Variant forms: Constans, Constanz, Constant, Constantin, Constantino, Constantius, Costa, Konstantin, Konstantio, Konstanz
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 6976

Description

Constantine \c(o)-nsta-ntine, con-stan-tine\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Constantine), is pronounced KAHN-stan-teen. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Constantine is "constant, steadfast". From Constantinus, which is derived from Constans. The form Constant was popular among the Puritans as a virtue name. Constantine the Great, the fourth-century emperor, made Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire. Constantine was also the name of 11 Byzantine emperors, a royal name in Greece, and the name of three kings of medieval Scotland, where it is used as an anglicized form of Conn (Gaelic). The Russian czars, in a bid to legitimize Russia as the new home of Orthodoxy, also used the name.

Constantine has 10 variant forms: Constans, Constanz, Constant, Constantin, Constantino, Constantius, Costa, Konstantin, Konstantio and Konstanz.

For more information, see also the related name Costas.

Baby names that sound like Constantine are Konstanty and Konstant.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Constantine.

Popularity

Constantine is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#6976 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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