English version of Latin Constantia

Constance Origin and Meaning

The name Constance is girl's name of Latin origin meaning "steadfastness".
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 AragonQueen consort of Hungary and Germany; Holy Roman Empress
  • Constance of AustriaQueen consort of Sigismund III Vasa of Poland
  • Constance of HungaryQueen consort of Ottokar I of Bohemia
  • Constance ZimmerAmerican actress
  • Constance Marie (Lopez)American actress
  • Constance JablonskiFrench model
  • Constance Campbell BennettAmerican actress
  • Constance Fenimore WoolsonAmerican novelist
  • Constance Elaine Womackbirth name of Connie Britton, American actress
  • Constance Mary TowersAmerican actress and singer
  • Constance Edwina "Shelagh" LewesEnglish socialite
  • Constance June Meadorbirth name of Connie Smith, American country music singer
  • Constance ShulmanAmerican actress
  • Constance Mary Lloydwife of British writer Oscar Wilde
  • Constance "Connie" RayAmerican actress
  • Constance Elaine "Connie" Trimmer WillisAmerican novelist
  • Constance FordAmerican actress and model
  • Constance StokesAustralian painter
  • Constance Georgine MarkieviczIrish politician, revolutionary nationalist and suffragette
  • Constance Mayfield RourkeAmerican biographer and author
  • Constance Baker MotleyAmerican civil rights activist and judge
  • Constance SpryEnglish educator, florist and author
  • (Constance) Francesca Hiltondaughter of Zsa Zsa Gabor and Conrad Hilton
  • Constance DembyAmerican artist
  • Constance Tianmin WuAmerican actress

Constance in Pop Culture

  • Constance "Connie" Blackwoodcharacter in Shirley Jackson's "We Have Always Lived in the Caslte"
  • Constance Courtecharacter in video game "Ace Attorney"
  • Constance Carmellcharacter on TV's "Party Down"
  • Constance Langdoncharacter on TV's "American Horror Story"
  • Constance Contrairecharacter in "The Mysterious Benedict Society" series by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Constance "Connie" Kendallcharacter in the "Adventures in Odyssey" audio series
  • Constance "Connie" Templecharacter in the "Gone" series by Michael Grant.
  • Constance Billard Schoolall,girls school in the "Gossip Girl" series
  • Constance Hardbroomcharacter on TV's "The Worst Witch"
  • Constancespirit of the house in movie "Monster House"
  • Constancebadger character in Brian Jacques' "Redwall" series
  • Constance Michelcharacter in "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim"
  • Constance Bonancieuxcharacter in "The Three Musketeers," by Alexandre Dumas
  • ConstancePrincess of Navarre in Jean,Philippe Rameau's Opera, "La princesse de Navarre"
  • Constance Arkhamwife of Amadeus Arkham in "Batman: Arkham Asylum" video game.
  • Constance Hatchawaythe murderous bride from Disney's Haunted Mansion ride.
  • Constance "Connie" Tuckercharacter on the TV series "Young Sheldon"
  • Constance von Nuvellecharacter in Fire Emblem Three Houses video game