The name Quinlan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "descendant of Caoinlean, slender ". Quinlan and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Strong, Brave or Powerful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose: Alphabetical".
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An Irish last-name-first-name that could make a child feel distinctive, while still having the regular guy nickname of Quinn. Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller spelled their son's name Quinlin.