"descendant of Conn, chief leader, intelligence"

Quinn Origin and Meaning

The name Quinn is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "descendant of Conn, chief leader, intelligence".
Quinn is an engaging Celtic surname that is on the rise for both genders. Quinn has started leaning decidedly toward the feminine thanks to a female cheerleader character on the television show Glee. It retains some testosterone from "The Mighty Quinn," the name of a movie, a band, and a Bob Dylan song.

Sharon Stone has a son named Quinn. Other ideas for boyish names like Quinn: Quinton, Quincy, Finn.
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Famous People Named Quinn

  • Quinn AllmanAmerican guitarist of band The Used
  • (William) Quinn BucknerAmerican basketball player
  • Quinn CarpenterAmerican ice dancer
  • Quinn OjinnakaAmerican NFL football player
  • Quinn Marcus JohnsonAmerican NFL football player
  • Quinn Martin (born Irwin Martin Cohn)American TV producer
  • Quinn Dilleyone of the first set of surviving sextuplets in the U.S.
  • Quinn RouxSouth African rugby union player
  • Quinn Kelly Stone (adopted 2006)son of actress Sharon Stone
  • Quinn Wilsonson of actress Irene Bedard and Deni Wilson
  • Quinn Hawkinsson of actress Patricia Quinn and Don Hawkins
  • Quinn Edgar Harrisonson of actors Randi Oakes and Gregory Harrison
  • Quinn Topper Marcus (b. 2007)son of actors Kipp Marcus and Alice Dylan

Quinn in Pop Culture

  • Quinn Giathercharacter in Michael Grant's "Gone" series
  • Quinn Abercrombymain character in film "Reign of Fire"
  • (Peter) Quinncharacter on TV's "Homeland"
  • Quinn R. Mallorycharacter on TV's "Sliders"
  • Tarquin "Quinn" Blackwoodcharacter in The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
  • Quinn the Eskimomentioned in "The Mighty Quinn," song by Bob Dylan
  • Mayor Quinn Maddoxa character on MTV's "Scream," also Brooke Maddox's father
  • Quinncharacter in JR Ward's Blackdagger Brotherhood vampire book series