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Meaning and Origin of: Constant

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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. French and English: from a medieval personal name (Latin Constans, genitive Constantis, meaning ‘steadfast’, ‘faithful’, present participle of the verb constare ‘stand fast’, ‘be consistent’). This was borne by an 8th-century Irish martyr. This surname has also absorbed some cases of surnames based on Constantius, a derivative of Constans, borne by a 2nd-century martyr, bishop of Perugia. Compare Constantine.
  2. English: perhaps also a nickname from Old French constant ‘steadfast’, ‘faithful’.
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