Quinn Name Meaning & Origin

Quinn

Pronunciation: KWIN (key)

Origin of the name Quinn:

Derived from the Irish surname O' Quinn which is from the Gaelic O' Cuinn (descendant of Conn). The name is derived from conn (wisdom, reason, intelligence).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Pronounced KWIN

Personal experiences with the name Quinn: | Edit

My daughter's name is Quinn and she is always complimented on her name. It is easy to write short to pronounce and she never had to deal with having two Quinn's in her class. It is unique and beautiful.

She has to deal with people thinking her name is Gwen if she says it too softly and everyone thinking that it is a boy's name.

My daughter's name is Quinn. People think it is Gwen and HATE people calling her Quinny. Makes me cringe. The nurses in the hospital called her Quinn the Queen which stuck with me calling her that. Happy Queen.

Every since I was a little girl and heard the song "The Mighty Quinn," I wanted to name my first born son Quinton, calling him "Quinn" for short. When the time finally arrived and I was thinking of baby names for either a boy or a girl, I settled on something else for a boy, Quinn just didn't feel right. However, when I found out I was having a little girl, the name "Quin" felt perfect. Yes, I spell it with one "n" and I call her "Q." She introduces herself as "Quin with one n," "The Mighty Quinn," or "Quinn the Eskimo." She is beautiful, smart, logical, and insightful. She is the "The Mighty Quin."

My daughter's name is Quinn and we love it. It's different without being weird. Her nickname is Quinnie (she has a Pooh themed room so it works!) Sometimes people ask us if that's a boys name, but I honestly think it's a girly name. We get a lot of compliments about her name. We had it picked long before she was even conceived. No regrets on our choice!

We didn't find out the sex of our baby and we decided on the name Quinn whether it was a boy or a girl. We love it! It's unique, easy to say, easy to spell and I love the meaning of the name plus it's not terribly common. We call her Quinny a lot and Quinnie the Pooh too!

Nicknames for Quinn: | Edit

Quinny, Q, Queenie, Queen, Quinna, Quinny the Pooh, Q-T , Quinnifer, Quinnie Pooh, Quinnalin, Quinnalingadingdong, Quinn Elizabeth (like Queen Elizabeth), Quinn the Eskimo, Quinn Bee (like Queen bee) Quinnby Ramona (like Quimby Ramona)

Meanings and history of the name Quinn: | Edit

Means- descendent of conn
Means wise one
its origin is Irish/Gaelic

Famous real-life people named Quinn: | Edit

Quinn Allman, American musician
Quinn Buckner, American former basketball player
Quinn Cummings, child actress
Quinn Martin, television producer
Quinn Norton, journalist, photographer and blogger

Quinn in song, story & screen: | Edit

Quinn Garvey, a character (Barney's stripper girlfriend) on the TV series "How I Met Your Mother"
In the TV Show "Weeds," Celia has a teenage daughter named Quinn who is sent to boarding school in the first season and not seen again until the end of Season 4.
Quinn Morgendorffer, the sister of Daria in the animated TV series "Daria."
"The Mighty Quinn," song by Manfred Mann.
Quinn Fabray, character on the TV series "Glee"
Quinn, character on Zoey 101
There's a detective named Joseph Quinn on the show "Dexter" but he always goes by Quinn.
Haley's sister is named Quinn on One Tree Hill.
Dr. Michaela Quinn on TV show "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman"
Quinn Mallory on TV show "Sliders"
Quinn Perkins - Olivia Pope's employee on Scandal
"Dr.Quinn, Medicine Woman" Television show from 1993-1998

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