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What does Constantine mean?

Constantine \c(o)-nsta-ntine, con-stan-tine\ as a boys' name (also used 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 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.


Variations

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

For more information, see also the related boy name Costas.

Constantine has 1 more related form via Conn: Con.


Popularity

Constantine is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#6976 out of 88799, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Constantine for boys. Constantine entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #642 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Constantine name in U.S.

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

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