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What does Costa mean?

Costa /cos-ta/ as a name for boys. Costa's name origin is Latin, and the meaning of Costa is "constant, steadfast". Costa is a variant form of Constantine (Latin): from Constantinus. Costa is also a variant of Costas (Greek, Latin).

Associated with: steadfast (faithful).


Costa has 5 alternative forms via Constantine, Costas: Constans, Constant, Constanz, Kostas and Kostis.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Costad, Cota, ..

(female) Cosla, Cosna, ..

How popular is Costa?

Costa is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#900 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Popular related forms of Costa (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Constantine (#1464 from recent data) and Constant. Other forms, like Kostis, are uncommon. These forms of Costa were favored as birth names in the 1910s (adoption of 0.01%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.01%, 45.3%). Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Costa and associated names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Colla, Colt, Cort, Corty, Cosme, Cosmo, Coster, Coty and Gosta. Like Costa, these names are not frequently used.