Quinley Name Meaning & Origin


Pronunciation: KWIN-lee (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).

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Quinn is a surname in the English language, that is derived from the Irish language. The name is derived from the Irish Ó Cuinn, ie descendants of Conn. It means wisdom or chief. It arose separately among unrelated families, such as those of Thomond and Tir Eoghan.

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Aidan Quinn, American actor
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