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PronunciationRussian: [kənstɐnʲˈtʲin]
Meaning"constant, steadfast" [1]
Other names
Nickname(s)Costel, Costin, Konsti, Konsta, Konse, Kosti, Kosta, Kostya
Related namesConstantinus, Constantine, Konstantine, Kostandin

The first name Konstantin (Cyrillic: Константин) is a derivation from the Latin name Constantinus (Constantine) in some European languages, such as Russian and German. As a Christian given name, it refers to the memory of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great. A number of notable persons in the Byzantine Empire, and (via mediation by the Christian Orthodox Church) in Russian history and earlier East Slavic history are often referred to by this name.

"Konstantin" means "firm, constant".

There is a number of variations of the name throughout European cultures:

  • Константин (Konstantin) in Russian (diminutive Костя/Kostya), Bulgarian and Serbian
  • Костянтин (Kostiantyn) in Ukrainian (diminutive Костя/Kostya)
  • Канстанцін (Kanstantsin) in Belarusian
  • Konstantinas in Lithuanian
  • Konstantīns in Latvian
  • Konstanty in Polish (diminutive Kostek)
  • Constantin in Romanian (diminutive Costel), French
  • Konstandin/Konstantin in Albania (usually among Orthodox people)
  • Κωνσταντῖνος (Kōnstantînos) in Greek (diminutives include Kostas, Kostakis, Kostîs, Ntînos, Dînos)
  • Considine in Irish
  • Còiseam in Scottish Gaelic.

People bearing the name Konstantin include:

Given name

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