"the fifth girl"

Quintana Origin and Meaning

The name Quintana is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "the fifth girl".

Mexican place-name famously used by Joan Didion for her daughter, Quintana Roo.

Famous People Named Quintana

  • Andrés Eligio Quintana RooMexican politician; founded the Mexican state of the same name
  • Mario de Miranda QuintanaBrazilian poet and translator
  • Quintana Roo Dunne Michaeldaughter of writers Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunn

Quintana in Pop Culture

  • QuintanaPrincess of Charyn, character in the Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta
  • Dante Quintanacharacter in "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Saenz