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Gender: M Meaning of Constantine: "steadfast" Origin of Constantine: Latin

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.

Famous People Named Constantine

Constantine the Great, Roman Emperor; first to reunite the Roman Empire and convert to Christianity; moved the capital of the Roman Empire to Constantinople (Istanbul)
Pope Constantine
Constantine II-XI, Byzantine Emperors
Constantine I and II, Kings of Greece
Constantine I and II, Kings of Scots
Constantine I-IV, Kings of Armenia
Constantine Petrou Cavafy, Greek poet
Constantine James Maroulis, American actor/singer

Pop Culture References for the name Constantine

Constantine Dmitrich Levin, hero of Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina"
Constantine Gerard, Robert Moore's maternal grandfather, ruined by European unrest, in "Shirley" (1849) by Charlotte Bronte
Constantine, amphibious criminal in The Muppets: Most Wanted
John Constantine, DC Comics character
Constantine, the hot-headed and cruel expert illusionist from Heather Dixon's "Illusionarium".