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Gender: Male Meaning of Quinlan: "descendant of Caoinlean, slender " Origin of Quinlan: Irish

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".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Quinlan

Quinlan Terry, British architect
Quinlan, American baseball player

Pop Culture References for the name Quinlan

Quinlan Vos, Jedi in "Star Wars: Republic" comics
Matt Quinlan, character on animated TV series "Cyberchase"
Quinlan, character in the novels/TV series "The Strain"

Quinn, Quindlan, Quindlen, Quinlyn, Quinlin, Quinlen, Quindlyn


danirose01 Says:


I would use Quinlan on a boy, but would probably use Quill as a nn because there are so many female Quinns

Zuzana Says:


Love Quinlan - its a family name, but is Quin too girly?