Quinn Name Meaning & Origin

Quinn

Pronunciation: KWIN (key)

Origin of the name Quinn:

Transferred use of the Anglicized surname, which is from O'Cuinn (descendant of Conn). Conn is a direct derivative of conn (wisdom, intelligence, reason; a freeman).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Quinn: | Edit

Quinn is also a common Irish surname.

I like the name but I think its more for a girl

I'm irish and my surname is Quinn, my husbands surname is McCabe, were thinking of Quinn McCabe for the baby, altho its not a first name used in Ireland and people have laughed when I suggested the name quinn

Personal experiences with the name Quinn: | Edit

My name is Quinn and I love it. As I tell people, "An original name breeds an original person" and in my case it is certainly true. It has helped me through so much. People always remember me, I get comments on it all the time and no one else really has it.

My name is Quinn and while i do get asked a lot if it's really Quintin or Quint even, I love having it just Quinn. It's short sweet and strong.

I have always been partial to the name until I recently volunteered on a medical outreach trip working with preschoolers. There was the most beautiful little boy I had ever seen...2 years old, named Quinn. He had light brown hair, ivory skin, and blue eyes that seemed to take in everything. He had the cutest little chipmunk cheeks too! He was so smart for his age, knew every letter and learned sign language in a day. He was so funny and cute, making this adorable little "Huh?" sound. He even knew how to spell his name. The more I kept talking to him and saying "Quinn" the more I realized how much I loved the name and how it suited him so perfectly. When I think of the name Quinn I think of a little boy whose intelligent, curious, and beautiful. The name might be short but it has a ring to it thats hard to forget, it really grows on you.

Nicknames for Quinn: | Edit

Quinney, Quinnifer, Quinopolis, Qtip, Q-ball, Quincy, Quinnlet, Quinnster, Quinntanimo, Quinnford,Quintano, Quinathan, Q, Que,

Meanings and history of the name Quinn: | Edit

Quinn comes from the Irish name Ó Cuinn.

Famous real-life people named Quinn: | Edit

Aiden Quinn, American actor

Terry O'Quinn, played John Locke on the TV series "LOST"

Brady Quinn, football player for the Denver Broncos

Glenn Quinn, actor (1970-2002) best known as Mark on the TV series "Roseanne"

Anthony Quinn, actor (1915-2001)

Quinn Buckner, basketball player, NCAA champ 1976 (Indiana), Olympic gold medalist 1976 (USA), NBA champ 1984 (Celtics)

Quinn in song, story & screen: | Edit

"The Mighty Quinn" (or Quinn the Eskimo) -- great song originally by Bob Dylan, and covered by Little Feat and the Grateful Dead

Quinn Mallory, played by Jerry O'Connell, in the TV series "Sliders"

Detective Quinn, played by Desmond Harrington, in the Showtime series "Dexter"

Quinn Fabray (Female), played by Dianna Agron, in the Fox series "Glee"

John Quinn, a vampire, who only goes by "Quinn", from the Night World series by L.J. Smith.

The Mighty Quinn (film)
Denzel Washington as Xavier Quinn

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