Meaning and Origin of: Constant
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First name origins & meanings:
- Latin : Faithful
- Latin : Constant; steadfast
- Latin : Firm; constant
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Last name origin & meaning:
- French and English : from a medieval personal name (Latin Constans, genitive Constantis, meaning ‘steadfast’, ‘faithful’, present participle of the verb constare ‘stand fast’, ‘be consistent’). This was borne by an 8th-century Irish martyr. This surname has also absorbed some cases of surnames based on Constantius, a derivative of Constans, borne by a 2nd-century martyr, bishop of Perugia. Compare Constantine.
- English : perhaps also a nickname from Old French constant ‘steadfast’, ‘faithful’.