Gender: Female Meaning of Quinn: "descendent of Conn" Origin of Quinn: Irish Quinn's Popularity in 2018: #84

Quinn Origin and Meaning

The name Quinn is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "descendent of Conn".

Quinn is one of the first Irish unisex surnames, a strong and attractive choice on the rise for both genders, though there are now far more girl Quinns than boys.

Quinn started taking off for girls in the mid-nineties, possibly influenced by the popular show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Since then, there have been female Quinns on the animated MTV show Daria, on Zoey 101, and--most prominently-- on Glee, featuring cute blond cheerleader character Quinn Fabray.

Some other, more unusual names with the Q-factor: Quintina, Quintana, Quinta, Quilla--and, on a different note, Queenie.

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Rank in US: #84

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Pop Culture References for the name Quinn

Quynn, Quin, Quinna, Quinne


GenEric Says:


This name will forever remind me of Quinn Morgendorffer.

TechnoKitten Says:


IMO,sounds too much like Queen.

letmein Says:


I don't like it

Daiseymae Says:


Don't like it.

kittylover777 Says:


I'm using Quinn as a character in my story and that's who she is..

JossieChris Says:


I just meet a Quinnivere ala Gwen. What is going on here?

Daiseymae Says:


I don't like Maeve either.

Jasmine-Joy Says:


For some reason my opinion on this name always changes

RoddyThlayli Says:


I prefer it on a boy, but it's nice on a girl.

yvonne_virginia Says:


NOW I like Maeve. More than just a little... lol. However, I still find Quinn unappealing. It may be because I don't like unisex names (99.9% of the time, that is) and -- I don't know. It's just NMS.

NaomiNY Says:


Same here.

Zelliew Says:


Me either

yvonne_virginia Says:


Just like Maeve, I cannot see why this name is so popular on Nameberry. The sound and spelling put me off.

clairelaliberte Says:


Forever reminiscent of Quinn Fabray. Love this name though.

jordalini Says:


It feels weird to say this name. I dislike it.

ThistleThorn Says:


Will forever be a cheerio to me.

Alsace Says:


I'd love to name my daughter Quinn but my brother's name is Quincy (we call him Quin). He probably wouldn't mind but he should have the chance to use it for his own kids one day.

PuppyPaw Says:


Me too! I like it too!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I used to not like this name for either, but now i like it on a girl

Rush1986 Says:


I prefer this on a boy.

ariell Says:


Cute girls name

jordalini Says:


I just don't get it. For boys or girls.

LadyVanRaven Says:


Just don't get the appeal of this name.

Guest Says:


I met a male Quinn the other day. I personally like this better on girls but it's a perfectly equal unisex name. :P

mabespark Says:


Cute and spunky. Not bad for a boy either.