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Top Baby Names Starting with Q

Baby names starting with Q are few and far between, as Q is one of the rarest first initials in the United States. However, one name comes out on top for both girls and boys: Quinn. The Irish surname is particularly popular for girls, influenced by a character on the television show Glee.

Along with Quinn, the other girl name beginning with Q in the US Top 1000 is Queen. Other boy names starting with Q in the US Top 1000 include Quentin, Quinton, and Quincy. Quin- names dominate the pool names with the Q initial. There are a number of unique options worth considering, such as Quinlan, Quint, and Quintero for boys, and Quince, Quinta, and Quintessa for girls.

But there’s no need to limit yourself to the Quinns! Word names beginning with Q are especially quirky — Quartz, Quill, Quest, and Quarry are some of the best. Quito and Quebec are rare place names, and the Arabic Qasim ranks among the top names in England.

Here, our entire collection of baby names starting with Q. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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  • Quinn

    Quinn is the Anglicized version of the Irish patronymic surname Ó Cuinn, meaning “descendent of Conn.” Conn has two possible derivations—the Old Irish cond, meaning “intellect,” or... Read More 

  • Quinn

    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... Read More 

  • Quentin

    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... Read More 

  • Quincy

    Quirky in the way that all Q names are quirky, Quincy was once a buttoned-up, patrician New England name, an image countered in recent years by the talented and ultracool musician Quincy Jones... Read More 

  • Quinton

    Quinton is among several attractive Q-beginning, n-ending two-syllable names for boys, that also includes Quentin (the most popular iteration) and... Read More 

  • Queen

    Not even when followed by Latifah. Read More 

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