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Gender: M Pronunciation: Quin-see; Quin-zee Meaning of Quincy: "estate of the fifth son" Origin of Quincy: French Quincy's Popularity in 2014: #622

Quirky in the way that all Q names are quirky, Quincy was once a buttoned-up, patrician New England name, an image countered in recent years by the talented and ultracool musician Quincy Jones (middle name: Delight; nickname: Q).

It is the middle name of John Quincy Adams, the sixth U.S. President, who was named for his mother's maternal grandfather, Colonel John Quincy, after whom Quincy, Massachusetts, is named. Another association is the long-running TV show Quincy M.E.. Quincy's high point of popularity was in 1977, when it reached Number 273, but it still has a lot of energy--and not only for a fifth son. Interesting fact: John Quincy Adams pronounced his name Quin-zee.

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Famous People Named Quincy

Quincy Delight Jones, American record producer and musician
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Quincy McDuffie, American NFL player
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Quincy Brown, stepson of rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs
John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the U.S.

Pop Culture References for the Name Quincy

Quincy Morris, a cowboy from Texas in Bram Stoker's "Dracula"
Quincy Quincy, narrator in "Confessions of a Spent Youth" by Vance Bourjaily
"Quincy M.E.," TV series
Quincy, character on animated series "Little Einsteins"
Quincy, race in anime/manga "Bleach"
Quincy McCall, character from the movie "Love & Basketball"

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