Constantine Origin and Meaning

The name Constantine is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "steadfast".

This Roman Emperor's name has long been considered too grand for an American boy. But in this era of children named Augustine and Atticus, it just may be prime for an unlikely comeback.

Constantine the Great was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity and issued the Edict of Milan, which proclaimed religious tolerance throughout the empire. Constantine was also the name of three medieval Scottish kings.

A modern bearer is Constantine Maroulis, singer and actor and American Idol finalist. The 2005 horror film Constantine featured a hero by that surname.

Advice: Find a nickname other than Connie.

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Constantine Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Constantine

  • Constantine the GreatRoman Emperor; first to reunite the Roman Empire and convert to Christianity; moved the capital of the Roman Empire to Constantinople (Istanbul)
  • Pope Constantine
  • Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and DenmarkSon of Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie,Chantal
  • Constantine IIXI, Byzantine Emperors
  • Constantine I and IIKings of Greece
  • Constantine I and IIKings of Scots
  • Constantine IIV, Kings of Armenia
  • Constantine Petrou CavafyGreek poet
  • Constantine James MaroulisAmerican actor/singer

Constantine in Pop Culture

  • Constantine Dmitrich Levinhero of Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina"
  • Constantine GerardRobert Moore's maternal grandfather, ruined by European unrest, in "Shirley" (1849) by Charlotte Bronte
  • Constantineamphibious criminal in The Muppets: Most Wanted
  • John ConstantineDC Comics character
  • Constantinethe hot,headed and cruel expert illusionist from Heather Dixon's "Illusionarium".
  • Constantine Maddenantagonist in Holly Black and Cassandra Clare's "Magisterium" series