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.