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What does Costa mean?

Costa Pronunciation of Costa [cos-ta] as a name for boys is a Latin name, 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).


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

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

(female) Cosla, Cosna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Costa Calder (C.C.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Costa (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Constantine (#1700 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 now significantly less popular. (2015 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.

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