What does Constance mean?
Constance \c(o)-nstan-ce, con-sta-nce\ as a girls' name is pronounced KAHN-stans. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Constance is "constant, steadfast". Medieval form of Constantia used often in the early Christian and medieval eras, then by the Puritans (usually as Constant or Constancy). This was a popular name among the Normans, and was borne by the formidable Constance of Sicily (12th century), wife of the Emperor Henry VI. The name was also borne by the virgin saint daughter of Constantine the Great and a daughter of William the Conqueror. Singer Connie Francis.
Constance▼ has 30 variants: Con, Concetina, Conetta, Connee, Conney, Conni, Connie▼, Conny, Constanca, Constancia, Constancy, Constanta, Constantia, Constantija, Constantina, Constantine, Constantya, Constanz, Constanza, Constanze, Konnie, Konny, Konstance, Konstancja, Konstantija, Konstantina, Konstanze, Kosta, Kostatina and Tina▼.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Verity.
Constance is a very popular first name for women (#232 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#16994 out of 88799, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Constance for girls. Constance reached its highest rank of #109 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Constance and associated names. Connie and Tina are the popular variation forms of Constance ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during 1950-1959 and is now significantly less, with the forms Connie, Constance and Tina becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)