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Meaning and Origin of: Constance

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Faithful
  • Latin : Loyal
  • Greek : Steadfast

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and French : from the medieval female personal name Constance, Latin Constantia, originally a feminine form of Constantius (see Constant), but later taken as the abstract noun constantia ‘steadfastness’.
  • English and French : habitational name from Coutances in La Manche, France, which was named Constantia in Latin (see above) in honor of the Roman emperor Constantius Chlorus, who was responsible for fortifying the settlement in ad 305.