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Origin and popularity of the name CONSTANT


Constant : 1: French and West Indian (mainly Haiti): from the French personal name Constant which can be from Latin Constans genitive Constantis meaning ‘steadfast faithful’ (from constans present participle of the verb constare ‘stand fast be consistent’) and also from Latin Constantius a derivative of Constans borne by a 2nd-century Christian martyr bishop of Perugia. Compare Constantine.2: American shortened form of French Constantineau.3: American shortened (and altered) form of any of various Greek derivatives of the personal name Konstantinos or its variant Constantinos (see Constantin 2).4: English: nickname from Middle English and Old French consta(u)nt ‘steadfast resolute’ (from Latin constans; see 1 above).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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