Quentin Origin and Meaning

The name Quentin is both a boy's name and a girl's name 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, and makes a classy addition to the short list of wearable "Q" names. It was borne by a third-century saint and came to England with the Normans.

Although originally masculine, Quentin is also used on girls, such as Dame Quentin Bryce, first female Governor-General of Australia. In his novel The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner used the name for both a female and a male character.

Trivia tidbit: St. Quentin is the protector against coughs.

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Famous People Named Quentin

  • Quentin Alice Louise Brycefirst female Governor,General of Australia
  • Quentin Dean (born Quintin Corinne or Corinne Ida Margolin)American actress
  • Quentin JonesEnglish model and artist

Quentin in Pop Culture

  • Miss Quentincharacter in William Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury"