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What does Constant mean?

Constant Pronunciation of Constant [con-stant] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Constant is "steadfast". Medieval form of Constans. The name was seldom used in the Middle Ages, until it was taken up by Christians in the 17th century, partly due to its reference to determination in following Saint Peter's exhortations to be sober, vigilant, and steadfast in the faith.

Affiliated boy name: Constantine.

Associated with: steadfast (faithful), medieval, 17th century, saint.

Variations

2 alternative forms via Constans: Constanz and Konstanz.

1 feminine form: Constance.

Creative forms:
(male)

(female)

Middle name pairings:
Constant Kallen (C.K.), ..

How popular is Constant?

Constant is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#8119 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Constant was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak rank of #1784 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Constant name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Constant outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. The only other popular variation form of Constant ranked in the Top 2000 is Constantine (#1700 from recent data). Other variants, like Konstanz, are seldom used. These relations of Constant were at the height of their popularity a century ago (average #1227) and are now significantly less widespread.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Constant, Constantine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Constant and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Constant is pronounced similarly to Constantin, Constantino, Konstant, Konstantin and Konstanty. Other recommended names are Caetano, Cajetan, Cajetano, Cannan, Carsan, Carston, Cassian, Cheston, Christan, Cleavant, Cleevant (see Cleavant), Cochran, Colan, Coleman, Coleton, Collton, Colman, Colson, Colston, Colten, Coltrane, Comstock, Conal, Conall, Conan, Conant, Conlan, Conlen, Conlin, Conlon, Conn, Connal, Connlyn, Conrad, Conrado, Consalvo, Constantius, Consuel, Consuelo, Conway, Cortland, Cortlandt, Corwan, Costa, Costas, Cotten, Cotton, Courtland, Courtlandt, Cowan, Coyan, Cranston, Crisanto, Cristen, Cristian, Cristiano, Cristino, Criston, Crizant, Cronan, Dunstan, Fontana, Fontane, Konstantio (see Constantine), Lorant, Montana, Montane, Tennant, Toussaint and Wynstan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Constant.

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