Gender: Male Meaning of Quentin: "fifth" Origin of Quentin: Latin Quentin's Popularity in 2018: #545

Quentin Origin and Meaning

The name Quentin is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "fifth".

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. It was borne by a third-century saint and came to England with the Normans.

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 movie director Quentin Tarantino; eccentric British author Quentin Crisp (born Denis); and Quentin Blake, illustrator of Roald Dahl books. Theodore Roosevelt had a son named Quentin.

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

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Rank in US: #545

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Pop Culture References for the name Quentin

Quinton, Quint, Quentan, Quenten, Quenton, Quent, Quintin, Quantin, Quintus, Quentyn, Qwentin

Quentin's International Variations

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


orlaya Says:


For some reason I much prefer this to Quintin - maybe because my mind leaps to "squint" with Quintin, while Quentin is just vintage-y and cool without any sound associations

danirose01 Says:


I think Quinton sounds cleaner and more distinguished (with Quin or Quint as viable nickname possibilities), but I love the idea of a Q name regardless.

cricketbell Says:


Love it!