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Boy Names Starting With Q

Boy Names Starting With Q

Boy names starting with Q are certainly a quirky bunch! Only four Q-starting boy names currently rank in the US top 1000: Quinn, Quincy, Quinton, and Quentin.

Along with Quinn and Quinton, Arabic Qasim also ranks in the Top 1000 boy baby names in England and Wales.

If you want to break free of the Quin/Quen mold, there are plenty of cool Q boy baby names to consider: from mythological Qirin, to gemstone name Quartz, to quirky surname picks Quixley and Quigley.

Here, our full collection of boy names beginning 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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QuinnHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "descendant of Conn, chief leader, intelligence"
  • Description:

    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 Glee. It retains some testosterone from "The Mighty Quinn," the name of a movie, a band, and a Bob Dylan song.

QuentinHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "fifth"
  • Description:

    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.

QuincyHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "estate of the fifth son"
  • Description:

    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 (middle name: Delight; nickname: Q).

QuintonHeart

  • Origin:

    English or Latin
  • Meaning:

    "queen's manor or fith"
  • Description:

    Quinton is among several attractive Q-beginning, n-ending two-syllable names for boys, that also includes Quentin (the most popular iteration) and Quenton. They only suffer from their similarity and possible spelling confusion, ala girls' names Kristin, Kirsten and sisters. Quinton has slipped a bit in the standings over the past few years but remains an appealing choice. Quinton may be a descendant of the Roman family name Quintus, which means fifth, or may also be an English place-name meaning queen's manor or town.