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Gender: Female Meaning of Quentin: "fifth" Origin of Quentin: Latin

Quentin Origin and Meaning

The name Quentin is a girl's name 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, and makes a classy addition to the short list of wearable "Q" names. It was borne by a third-century saint and came to England with the Normans.

Although originally masculine, Quentin is also used on girls, such as Dame Quentin Bryce, first female Governor-General of Australia. In his novel The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner used the name for both a female and a male character.

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

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