Gender Feminine & Masculine
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Meaning & History
In Flanders (Belgium), this given name is strictly masculine, as it is a variant form of Stan, which is a short form of CONSTANS and related names (such as CONSTANT and CONSTANTIJN).In the Netherlands, this given name is unisex, but it is more often encountered on women than on men. For women, the name is a short form of CONSTANCE and related names, such as CONSTANTIA and CONSTANTINA. It could even be a short form of CHRISTIANNE in some cases. For men, the etymology is the same as it is for men in Flanders.With that said, you might also want to take a look at the related name STANNEKE.