Quentin: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Quentin

Quentin

Pronunciation: KWEHN-tin (key)

Origin of the name Quentin:

From the Latin Quentīnus, a derivative of the Roman personal name Quintus, which is from the vocabulary word quintus (the fifth). The name was traditionally bestowed upon the fifth-born child.

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My brother's name is Quentin. We've always called him Quent. I really like the name. It's very different, but not at all odd. It's masculine and pretty on the tongue at the same time.

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Quinny
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Meanings and history of the name Quentin: | Edit

Latin: "The fifth"

Famous real-life people named Quentin: | Edit

Quentin Tarantino, film director
Quentin Blake, illustrator
Quentin Bryce (female), 25th Governor-General of Australia

Quentin in song, story & screen: | Edit

Quentin Jacobsen - novel Paper Towns by John Green.
Quentin Compson - character in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom!
Quentin Collins - character in the television show "Dark Shadows"

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