Meaning and Origin of: Constant

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Faithful

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Constant; steadfast
  • Latin : Firm; constant

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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’.