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What does Constantine mean?

Constantine /con-stan-ti-ne/ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' 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 a popular Puritan 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.

Associated with: steadfast (faithful), popular (famous), puritan, great, roman, greece, medieval, scotland, gaelic, home


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

Affiliated boy name: Costas.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Constantinet, ..

(female) Constantile, ..

How popular is Constantine?

Constantine is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#6214 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Constantine for boys. Constantine reached its highest rank of #671 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #1464 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of Constantine and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Constantine (#1464 via latest list) are Constantino and Constant. Adoption of these relations of Constantine was common a century ago (average #1485) and is somewhat less today (#1821, 45.3%).

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Antonine (see Anthony), Conant, Connie, Fontaine, Fontane, Fontayne, Konstant, Konstanty, Montaine, Montane and Montayne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Constantine.