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Quinn is a name that's been a surname, a given name for boys and a given name for girls. It remains a unisex name but is more popular for girls these days. It has Irish and Gaelic roots and a strong meaning that would give any new baby a great start into the world.

Meaning of the name Quinn:

Irish/Gaelic: Wise or counsel, chief

Origin of the name Quinn:

The baby name Quinn is derived from the Gaelic surname O’Cuinn. It was adopted by the Anglo-Saxons as a surname and eventually became a given name.

Symbolism of the name Quinn:

The Gaelic name O'Cuinn means “descendent of Conn.” Conn is an Irish name that means chief, so the name Quinn may be associated with leadership.

baby name Quinn


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Gender of the name Quinn:

Quinn is a unisex name, though it's more popular for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Quinn:


Number of syllables in the name Quinn:


Emotion evoked from the name Quinn:

Quinn is one of the few names that start with a “Q” that doesn't feel too unique or trendy. It often evokes the image of someone who is highly intelligent.

Alternative spellings for the name Quinn:

  • Quin
  • Quinne
  • Quen

Nicknames for the name Quinn:

Popularity of the name Quinn:

According to the Social Security Administration, Quinn first reached the top 1,000 baby girl names in the United States in 1979, but it didn't make the list again until 1995. Since then, it's been climbing the list, and, as of 2020, it ranked at the 85th spot on the list.

For boys, it's a little less popular. In 2020, it ranked at number 440.

Related names for the name Quinn:

Great middle names for Quinn and their meanings:

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For boys:

Famous people with the name Quinn:

  • Quinn Cummings (actress)
  • Quinn Nordin (football player)
  • Quinn Gleason (tennis player)
  • Quinn Shepard (actress)
  • Quinn Sullivan (musician)
  • Quinn Wilder (author)

Quinns in popular culture:

  • Quinn(character on the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”)
  • Quinn James (character on the TV show “One Tree Hill”)
  • Quinn Fabray (character on the TV show “Glee”)
  • Quinn Morgendorffer (character on the TV show “Daria”)
  • Quinn(character on the TV show “How I Met Your Mother”)
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