Quentin Origin and Meaning

The name Quentin is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "fifth".
Quentin, an offbeat name with lots of character, relates to the Latin for the number five and is by far the subtlest and most usable of the Latin birth-order names, masculine as well as stylish and distinctive. It was borne by a third-century saint and came to England with the Normans.

Sir Walter Scott wrote the novel Quentin Durward in 1823, about a young, upper-class Scotsman, and Quentin Compson is both a male and a female character in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. Real-life bearers include movie director Quentin Tarantino; eccentric British author Quentin Crisp (born Denis); and Quentin Blake, illustrator of Roald Dahl books. Theodore Roosevelt had a son named Quentin.

Trivia tidbit: St. Quentin is the protector against coughs.
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Famous People Named Quentin

  • Saint Quentinearly Roman martyr
  • Quentin Jerome TarantinoAmerican film director
  • Quentin SmithAmerican philosopher
  • Quentin Saxby BlakeEnglish illustrator
  • Quentin Leo Cook aka Fatboy SlimEnglish DJ and musician
  • Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt)English writer and performer
  • Quentin MatsysFlemish painter
  • Quentin Northrup BurdickU.S. Senator from North Dakota
  • Quentin JammerAmerican football player
  • Quentin MosesAmerican football player
  • Quentin L. RichardsonAmerican basketball player
  • Quentin MerabetFrench actor
  • Quentin Eliassinger of French boy band Alliage
  • Quentin MosimannSwiss DJ
  • Quentin Rooseveltyoungest son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt
  • Quentin Roosevelt IIson of Ted Roosevelt; grandson of Theodore Roosevelt

Quentin in Pop Culture

  • "Quentin Durward" novel by Sir Walter Scott and its main character
  • Quentin Compsontwo characters in William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury"
  • Quintavius Quirinius "Quentin" Quire aka Kid Omegacharacter in X,Men comics
  • Quentin Turnbullcharacter in DC comics
  • Quentin Danielscharacter in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"
  • Quentin Coldwatermain character in Lev Grossman's "The Magicians" trilogy
  • Quentin Collinscharacter in movie and TV series "Dark Shadows"
  • Quentin Jacobsencharacter in John Green's "Paper Towns"
  • Quentin Glasscharacter in movie "The Punisher"
  • Quentin Beck aka Mysteriocharacter in Spider,Man comics
  • Quentin Larry Lancedetective on TV's "Arrow"
  • Quentin Fieldscharacter on TV's "One Tree Hill"
  • Quentin Costacharacter on TV's Nip/Tuck
  • Quentin Kirrincharacter in Enid Blyton's The Famous Five series
  • Quentin Traverscharacter on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Quentincharacter in Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies
  • Quentina cog in the Conker video game series
  • San QuentinCalifornia, USA, small town known for its prison