HeartQuin-see; Quin-zee
"estate of the fifth son"

Quincy Origin and Meaning

The name Quincy is a boy's name of French origin meaning "estate of the fifth son".

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).

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. It's one of those golden names that, for boys, ranks steadily in the lower half of the Top 1000, getting neither too popular nor too unusual. The number of girls named Quincy is rising, but there are still two baby boys named Quincy for every girl.

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.. Interesting fact: John Quincy Adams pronounced his name Quin-zee.

# 665 in the US

Quincy Rank in US Top 1000

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Quincy Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Quincy Popularity

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Famous People Named Quincy

  • Quincy Cortez MillerAmerican basketball player
  • Quincy Delight JonesAmerican record producer and musician
  • Quincy Jyrome AcyAmerican basketball player
  • Quincy Coe PondexterAmerican basketball player
  • Quincy Obinna AmarikwaAmerican soccer player
  • Quincy McDuffieAmerican NFL player
  • Quincy James OwusuAbeyie, Ghanaian footballer
  • John Quincy Adams6th President of the U.S.
  • Quincy BrownAmerican actor, son of singer Al B. Sure!; stepson of rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs
  • Quincy Johnsonson of actor Rodney Van Johnson
  • Quincy Carter (b. 2007)son of NFL player Andre Carter
  • Quincy Morgan (b. 2013)son of actress Kim Fields and Christopher Morgan
  • Spurgeon Elliot "Quincy" Seewaldson of reality TV personalities Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald
  • Quincy Matthew Hanleythe rapper known as ScHoolboy Q
  • Matthew Quincy DaddarioAmerican Actor
  • Quincy PromesDutch footballer

Quincy in Pop Culture

  • Quincy Morrisa cowboy from Texas in Bram Stoker's "Dracula"
  • Quincy Quincynarrator in "Confessions of a Spent Youth" by Vance Bourjaily
  • "Quincy M.E." TV series
  • Quincycharacter on animated series "Little Einsteins"
  • Quincyrace in anime/manga "Bleach"
  • Quincy McCallcharacter from the movie "Love & Basketball"
  • Quincy Quackcharacter in the World of Webkinz

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