Meaning and Origin of Constance - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Constance

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Faithful
  • Latin : Loyal

Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Steadfast

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • 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.