First name origin & meaning:
Latin: Fifth-born child
First name variations: Quin, Quinella, Quinetta, Quinette, Quintana, Quintessa, Quinta, Quintina, Quenten, Quenton, Quintin, Quent, Quint, Quinto, Quintilian, Quintus, Quentin
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of the places, for example
in Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, and Birmingham, named in Old
English as cwēn tūn, from Old English as ‘the queen’s
settlement’. Compare Kingston.
- English: from the Old French personal
name Quentin, Quintin (see Quintin).
- English: habitational name from any of the places in northern
France named for St. Quentin of Amiens, a 3rd- century Roman
missionary to Gaul, for example Saint-Quentin in La Manche or
Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont in Somme, the site of his martyrdom.
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