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Gender: F Meaning of Constance: "steadfastness" Origin of Constance: English version of Latin Constantia

Constance is one of the more subtle of the virtue baby names, but still has quite a prim and proper image. One impediment to its revival has been the decidedly dated nickname Connie, though modern parents might well opt for using the strong and dignified name in full.

One of William the Conqueror's daughters was named Constance, and in Shakespeare's King John, Constance is the devoted mother of King Arthur. Constance was widely used in the seventeenth century by Puritans: Constance Hopkins was a young passenger on the Mayflower.

The fictional Constance Billard School appears in TV's Gossip Girl, and Constance was the first name of the decidedly non-prim and proper Lady Chatterley.

Oscar Wilde's wife was Constance, and Mozart's spouse was the German form Constanze, nicknamed Stanzi.

Though Constance has been neglected here for a number of years, it's still ranks at Number 120 in France.

Trivia tidbit: Constance was the birth name of 1940's peekaboo-hairdo star Veronica Lake and also, not surprisingly, Connie Britton.

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Famous People Named Constance

Constance of Aragon, Queen consort of Hungary and Germany; Holy Roman Empress
Constance of Austria, Queen consort of Sigismund III Vasa of Poland
Constance Zimmer, American actress
Constance Marie (Lopez), American actress
Constance Jablonski, French model
Constance Campbell Bennett, American actress
Constance Fenimore Woolson, American novelist
Constance Elaine Womack, birth name of Connie Britton, American actress
Constance Mary Towers, American actress and singer
Constance Edwina "Shelagh" Lewes, English socialite
Constance June Meador, birth name of Connie Smith, American country music singer
Constance Shulman, American actress
Constance "Connie" Ray, American actress
Constance Elaine "Connie" Trimmer Willis, American novelist
Constance Ford, American actress and model
Constance Stokes, Australian painter
Constance Georgine Markievicz, Countess Markievicz, Irish politician and revolutionary
Constance Mayfield Rourke, American biographer and author
Constance Baker Motley, American civil rights activist and judge
Constance Spry, English educator, florist and author

Pop Culture References for the Name Constance

Constance Courte, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Constance Carmell, character on TV's "Party Down"
Constance Langdon, character on TV's "American Horror Story"
Constance Contraire, character in The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart
Constance "Connie" Kendall, character in the Adventures in Odyssey audio series
Constance "Connie" Temple, character in the Gone series by Michael Grant.
Constance Billard School, all-girls school in the Gossip Girl series
Constance Hardbroom, character on TV's "The Worst Witch"
Constance, spirit of the house in movie "Monster House"
Constance, badger character in Brian Jacques' Redwall series

Con, Conetta, Connee, Conney, Conni, Connie, Conny, Constancy, Constanta, Constantine, Constantya, Constanze, Constynse, Konnie, Konny, Konstance

Constance's International Variations

Konstanze, Constanz (German) Dina, Kosta, Tina, Kostantina (Greek) Kani (Hawaiian) Constantia, Concettina (Italian) Konstancji, Konstanty (Polish) Kostenka, Kotik, Konstantin, Kostya, Kostyusha (Russian) Constanza, Constancia (Spanish)

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