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What does Constantine mean?

Constantine Pronunciation of Constantine [con-stan-tine] 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.

Variations

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

Affiliated boy name: Costas.

Creative forms:
(male) Constantinet, ..

(female) Constantile, ..

Middle name pairings:
Constantine Baker (C.B.), ..

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)

Constantine reached its highest rank of #671 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #1700 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Constantine (#1700 via latest list) are Constantino and Constant. Adoption of these relations of Constantine was common a century ago (average #1485) and has become much diminished since.

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.

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