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The baby name Quentin has a very specific meaning, but it's grown to be much more than over the years. Much of its popularity over the years has been inspired by a president's son and a beloved third-century saint. Quentin comes with a variety of nicknames and pairs well with some pretty cool middle names.

Meaning of the name Quentin:

French: Fifth
Latin: Fifth

Origin of the name Quentin:

Quentin is the French form of the Latin name Quintinus. It was derived from the Latin word “quintus,” which means “the fifth.”

Symbolism of the name Quentin:

Like the name's meaning, Quentin may symbolize the number five. For example, if your baby is your fifth born, you may want to name him Quentin.

Baby name Quentin

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Gender of the name Quentin:

Quentin is a boy's name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Quentin:

The baby name Quentin evokes images of someone who isn't afraid to face a challenge or take a risk.

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Popularity of the name Quentin:

Quentin has been a top 1,000 baby name in the United States since 1905, according to the Social Security Administration. As of 2020, it ranks at number 540.

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Famous people with the name Quentin:

  • Quentin Tarantino (film director)
  • Quentin Moses (football player)
  • Quentin Blake (writer and illustrator)
  • Quentin Leo Cook (musician known as Fatboy Slim)
  • Quentin Grimes (basketball player)

Quentins in popular culture:

  • Quentin Beck (Spider-Man supervillain)
  • Quentin Collins (character from the TV show “Dark Shadows”)
  • Quentin Fleming (character from the TV show “American Horror Story: Coven”)
  • Quentin Quire (character from the Marvel Comics universe)
  • Quentin Kell (character from the TV show “Grace Under Fire”)
  • Quentin Compson (character from the book “The Sound and the Fury”)