First name origins & meanings:
- Latin: Fifth-born child
- African American: Fifth child
First name variations: Quinn, Tess, Tessa, Quin, Quinella, Quinetta, Quinette, Quenten, Quenton, Quent, Quentin, Quiqui, Kaka, Keke, Quiquin, Quiqui
Last name origins & meanings:
- Catalan: from a personal name Quint (Latin
Quintus) denoting the fifth-born child in a family.
- French: from Middle French quint ‘fifth’, a term used in
western France to denote an administrative area consisting of five
villages, presumably applied as a metonymic occupational name for the
administrator of such an area.
- German: from the medieval
personal name and saint’s name Quintinus. Compare
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