Gender Feminine & Masculine
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Meaning & History
In Flanders (Belgium), this given name is strictly masculine, as it is a diminutive of Stan, which is a short form of CONSTANS and related names (such as CONSTANT and CONSTANTIJN). It can also be a contracted form of STEFANNEKE in some cases, which is a diminutive of STEFAN.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 diminutive of STANNE, which is a short form of CONSTANCE and related names (such as CONSTANTIA and CONSTANTINA). For men, the etymology is the same as it is for men in Flanders.