GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
PRONOUNCED: KAWNS-tən-teen (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Latin name Constantinus, a derivative of CONSTANS. Constantine the Great (272-337) was the first Roman emperor to adopt Christianity. He moved the capital of the empire from Rome to Byzantium, which he renamed Constantinople (modern Istanbul).
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kostandin (Albanian), Konstantin, Kosta, Kostadin (Bulgarian), Constantijn, Stijn (Dutch), Constantin (French), Konstantine (Georgian), Konstantin (German), Konstantinos, Gus (Greek), Konstantin (Hungarian), Costantino (Italian), Constantinus (Late Roman), Konstantin, Kostadin (Macedonian), Konstantyn (Polish), Constantin, Costache, Costel, Costică, Costin, Dinu (Romanian), Konstantin, Kostya (Russian), Konstantin (Serbian), Kostyantyn (Ukrainian), Cystennin (Welsh)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017