Constantine (name)

Constantine
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statue of Constantine I in York.
Gender Male
Origin
Word/Name Latin
Other names
Related names Constantinus

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Constantine (pronounced /ˈkɒnstəntaɪn/ or /ˈkɒnstəntiːn/; Latin: Cōnstantīnus, Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος, Kōnstantînos) is a masculine given name and surname which is derived from the Latin name Constantinus[1], a hypocoristic of the first names Constans and Constantius, both meaning "constant, steadfast" in Latin.[2] The names are the Latin equivalents of the Greek name Eustáthios, meaning the same. The name "Constantine" is still very common in Greece and Cyprus, the forms Κώστας (Costas) and Ντίνος (Dinos) being popular hypocoristics. The popularity stems from the eleven Roman and Byzantine emperors (beginning with St. Constantine I) and two Greek kings of the same regnal name.

Costel is a common Romanian form. The Bulgarian, Russian, Macedonian and Serbian form is Konstantin (Константин), and their short forms Kostya and Kosta, respectively. The name is common among Orthodox people in Albania, in the form of Kostandin or Kosta.

Constantine as a surname

Constantine as a given name

See: List of articles with forename Constantine

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References

  1. ^ MFnames.com - Origin and Meaning of Constantine
  2. ^ MFnames.com - Origin and Meaning of Constantinus

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