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Gender: M Meaning of Quentin: "fifth" Origin of Quentin: Latin Quentin's Popularity in 2014: #471

Quentin, an offbeat name with lots of character, relates to the Latin for the number five and is by far the subtlest and most usable of the Latin birth-order names, masculine as well as stylish and distinctive. It was borne by a third-century saint and came to England with the Normans.

Sir Walter Scott wrote the novel Quentin Durward in 1823, about a young, upper-class Scotsman, and Quentin Compson is both a male and a female character in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. Real-life bearers include movie director Quentin Tarantino; eccentric British author Quentin Crisp (born Denis); and Quentin Blake, illustrator of Roald Dahl books. Theodore Roosevelt had a son named Quentin.

Trivia tidbit: St. Quentin is the protector against coughs.

Famous People Named Quentin

Quentin Jerome Tarantino, American film director
Quentin Bryce, 1st woman Governor General of Australia
Quentin Smith, American philosopher
Quentin Saxby Blake, English illustrator
Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt), English writer and performer
Quentin Matsys, Flemish painter
Quentin Northrup Burdick, U.S. Senator from North Dakota
Quentin Jammer, American football player
Quentin Moses, American football player
Quentin L. Richardson, American basketball player
Quentin Jones, English female model and filmmaker
Quentin Merabet, French actor

Pop Culture References for the name Quentin

Quentin Compson, two characters in William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury"
Quintavius "Quentin" Quirinius Quire aka Kid Omega, character in X-Men comics
Quentin Coldwater, character in Lev Grossman's "The Magicians"
Quentin Collins, character in movie and TV series "Dark Shadows"
Quentin Jacobsen, character in John Green's "Paper Towns"
Quentin Glass, character in movie "The Punisher"
Quentin Lance, detective on TV's "Arrow"
Quentin Fields, character in the TV show, "One Tree Hill"

Quantin, Quent, Quentan, Quenten, Quenton, Quint, Quintin, Quinton, Quintus, Quentyn, Qwentin

Quentin's International Variations

Caointean, Caoidhean (Scottish Gaelic) Quentilien, Quintien (French) Quito (Spanish)