Gender: Feminine
Origin: Latin
Meaning: “constant; steadfast.”
Eng (KAHN-stənts); Fre (kawn-STAWNS)

The name is an anglicized form of the Late Latin female name Constantia which is a feminine form of Constantius derived from the Latin constans meaning “steadfast; constant.”

The name was very common throughout Medieval Europe and was borne by several European royals. In the English-speaking world it was notably the daughter of William the Conqueror who actually introduced the name to England.

Its Spanish form of Constanza is currently the 11th most popular female name in Chile, (2010), while Constance was the 131st most popular female name in France, (2009).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Konstantza (Basque)
  • Constança (Catalan/Occitanian/Portuguese)
  • Konstanca (Croatian)
  • Konstance (Czech)
  • Konstancie (Czech)
  • Constance (Dutch/English/French)
  • Constanze (German)
  • Konstanze (German)
  • Konstancia (Hungarian)
  • Costanza (Italian)
  • Constantia (Latin)
  • Konstanse (Norwegian)
  • Constància (Occitanian)
  • Konstancja (Polish)
  • Constanta (Romanian)
  • Konstantia (Scandinavian)
  • Constanza (Spanish)
  • Konstans (Turkish: obscure)
  • Konstancija Констанція (Ukrainian)

Diminutives include:

  • Kony (Czech)
  • Stanka (Czech)
  • Connie (English/German)
  • Stanzi (German)

Masculine forms include:

  • Constant (English)
  • Costanzo (Italian)
  • Costante (Italian)
  • Constans (Latin)
  • Constantius (Latin)