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Gender: Female Meaning of Quintana: "the fifth girl" Origin of Quintana: Spanish

The name Quintana is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "the fifth girl". Quintana and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Mexican place-name famously used by Joan Didion for her daughter, Quintana Roo.

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Famous People Named Quintana

Andrés Eligio Quintana Roo, Mexican politician; founded the Mexican state of the same name
Mario de Miranda Quintana, Brazilian poet and translator
Quintana Roo Dunne Michael, daughter of writers Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunn

Pop Culture References for the name Quintana

Quintana, Princess of Charyn, character in the Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta
Dante Quintana, character in "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Saenz


headintheclouds Says:


Quintana is a pretty-sounding, weighty yet also spunky name. Quinn or Tana are lovely nicknames, or just the full Quintana as its own is great. In a (parallel universe :b) world where I have at least five kids, if the fifth were to be a girl, I'd name her Quintana, probably as a middle name. Same goes for a boy-- he'd be a Quentin.

snowsbeloved Says:


Just pronounce it correctly...

RoddyThlayli Says:


Quintana is very elegant, in my opinion.