Gender: Male Pronunciation: Quin-see; Quin-zee Meaning of Quincy: "estate of the fifth son" Origin of Quincy: French Quincy's Popularity in 2018: #618

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).

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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Rank in US: #618

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TechnoKitten Says:


I prefer this name over Quinn

AbbyNu Says:


Probably my favorite of the Quin names, aside from plain old Quinn (which I prefer on a girl). I'd only use it in the middle spot, but I think it's one of those perfectly familiar yet uncommon names that would make a really fun, refreshing choice!

thorn144 Says:


Love this name. Would nn Quince, because that is a separate name that means apple like fruit apparently? Very strong name, cool Q sound .

Zuzana Says:


I like this for a boy ... Quin/Quincy is very cool

loverofnames86 Says:


I love it! Q is a cool letter too.