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Gender: M Meaning of Quentin: "fifth" Origin of Quentin: Latin Quentin's Popularity in 2013: #406

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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.

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 cutting-edge movie director Quentin Tarantino, eccentric British author Quentin Crisp, and Quentin Blake, illustrator of Roald Dahl books.

Quentin is currently a Top 40 name in France.

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

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Famous People Named Quentin

Quentin Jerome Tarantino, (has 2 Academy Awards out of several nominations) American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor
Quentin Bryce, 1st female Governor General of Australia
Quentin Smith, American philosopher
Quentin Blake, illustrator
Quentin Jammer, American football player
Quentin Moses, American football player
Quentin Richardson, American basketball player
Quentin Jones, FEMALE model and filmmaker
Quentin Merabet, actor in Code Lyoko Evolution

Pop Culture References for the Name Quentin

Quentin Compson - name of both uncle and niece in the William Faulkner classic "The Sound and the Fury"
Quentin Coldwater - from Lev Grossman's The Magicians
Quentin Collins - character in Dark Shadows
Quentin Jacobsen - character in John Green's Paper Towns.
Quentin Glass, from the movie "The Punisher"

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Quentin's International Variations

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