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Quick Facts on Quincy

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, French, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 603
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Quincy

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Quincy

Quincy is an English masculine name derived from the old Roman given name Quintus which means “fifth”. During Antiquity the Latin name Quintus was mainly given to the child born fifth in terms of birth order (or occasionally when the child was born in the fifth month of the year). In essence, Quincy comes from the same source as Quentin. Quincy is also the transferred use of an English surname which originated as a French place name from Cuinchy, Normandy (also derived from the Gallo-Roman personal name Quintus). Cuinchy/Quincy became a baronial family name of prominence in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They were influential on both sides of the Anglo-Scottish border and related to royalty. Saer de Quincy, the first Earl of Winchester, was a leader in the baronial opposition to King John of England and became one of the signers of the Magna Carta (which greatly reduced the authority of the English monarchy). Quincy also became a prominent family name in early New England. John Quincy was a Revolutionary War soldier and an early American politician (Quincy, Massachusetts is named for him). His grand-daughter Abigail Smith became the wife of the 2nd U.S. president John Adams and the mother of the 6th president John Quincy Adams (who she named after her grandfather). It’s safe to say that Quincy is a surname of some prestige in England, Scotland and the United States.

Popularity of the Name Quincy

As a masculine forename, Quincy has been in use since at least the 19th century (which is when the U.S. government first began tracking naming trends). We’re pretty certain the name existed prior. By the 20th century, in the early 1900s, Quincy was not a hugely popular choice and pretty much languished at low levels of usage. The name saw most of its improvement in the 1970s when in one decade alone, Quincy climbed over 500 positions on the charts. This surge in popularity was likely influenced by the well-known and highly talented record producer Quincy Jones. In the 1980s and onwards, Quincy has settled down to lower levels of mild moderation. We should mention that Quincy is occasionally used as a girl’s name, although never enough to appear on the American female naming charts. The name is androgynous enough to be used on either gender in our opinion and works equally as well. It’s a strong, confident name with added uniqueness stemming from under usage and the fact that it’s one of those rare Q names. Quincy is Qool, Qute and Quaint all at once.
Popularity of the Boy Name Quincy
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Quincy

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Quincy

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Quincy

    Quincey P. Morris (Dracula) Quincey P. Morris is a leading character in Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror novel, Dracula, which has been adapted a thousand times over into movies and other media. Quincey is a good and decent Texan with a taste for travel and adventure – and does he get it! He falls in love with Lucy Westrena, but she is already engaged to his friend, Arthur Holmwood, and offers him her friendship instead. Sometime later, after Lucy has been bitten by Dracula, Holmwood calls for Quincey’s help. Quincey donates blood, unsuccessfully, to the dying Lucy. It is Quincey who, through the experiences of his extensive travels, offers the theory of vampirism. And it is Quincey who joins the others in the horrendous task of killing the now turned vampire, Lucy, although he must step outside at the last awful minute. Quincey and his associates then search in earnest for the vile Dracula, tracking him back to his castle in Transylvania, and having no trouble finishing the deed in this instance. Alas, Quincey is mortally wounded in the battle, and dies shortly thereafter. Quincey P. Morris achieves an immortality of sorts, as Jonathan Harker and his wife name their firstborn son after him.

  • Popular Songs on Quincy

    Popular Songs on Quincy

    Quincy - We cannot find any popular songs featuring the first name Quincy.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Quincy

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Quincy

    A Daunting Quest for Quincy & Quigley (V.K. Sansone) - A Daunting Quest for Quincy & Quigley is an adorable storybook about two twin penguins who venture away from their safe penguin colony while playing hide-n-go-seek to find better hiding spots. But getting back home again proves to be "a daunting quest"! Ideal for small children. Recommended for ages 3-6.

    John Quincy Adams: Sixth President 1825-1829 (Mike Venezia) - From the “Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents” Series, this one presents a biography of John Quincy Adams. Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Quincy (Jonathan Turner) - Story of a gargoyle named Quincy and the young prince who grows up in his castle. Covers loss, war, faith, and the constants that provide solace in times of sorrow. Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Quincy and the Dinosaurs (Susan Ring) - An Early Einstein Little Reader. In this whimsical new adventure, Quincy and the rest of the Little Einsteins travel to the jungle in search of dinosaurs-instrument dinosaurs. Join the team as they race to keep a baby Piccolo-Dactyl safe from a scary Bass-a-Saurus Rex! Preschoolers will have a blast learning to read with this Level 1 early reader. Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Quincy Finds a New Home (Camille Mathews) - The stories that introduce a red horse named Quincy and follow his exploits. Quincy Finds A New Home, the first book of the Quincy the Horse series, is a story about the importance of friendship. Quincy s life is turned upside down when he gets a new owner and is taken to a new home. His new home is the biggest barn he has ever seen. There are horseshows every Sunday, but Quincy does not know how to jumps jumps and win ribbons. He finally makes a new friend, an old, brown horse named Beau and confides his secret. Together he and Beau find a very unexpected answer to the problem. This is an engaging, comforting story. The striking oil paintings bring Quincy and his world to life for young readers. Matthews and Black s knowledge and love of horses and attention to details of horse life instill the series with joy and authenticity. Recommended for ages 5-10.

    Quincy Has Homework (Susan Van Tiem Shockley) - Quincy is a kindergartener who has homework for the very first time. He needs to find words that began with the letter Q. The problem is that Quincy can only think of two words that start with Q: Quincy and Queen. Walk home with Quincy and help him find all the words that began with Q. Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Quincy Moves To the Desert (Camille Mathews) - Quincy Moves To the Desert, the second book of the series, is a story of self-discovery. Quincy and his trusted friend, Beau, leave the comforts of home and go on a big trip West to find trails as far as you can see. Though hesitant at first, Quincy is soon soaking up the sights. To his amazement, Quincy discovers that Horses are everywhere. He learns about all the jobs horses do and begins to dream about his own possibilities. Full of energy and imagination, the beautifully illustrated book includes a map of the US with highlighted states. The sensitive descriptions of Quincy s feelings and experiences provide an environment of warmth and comfort. The striking oil paintings bring Quincy and his world to life for young readers. Matthews' and Black's knowledge and love of horses and attention to details of horse life instill the series with joy and authenticity. Recommended for ages 5-10.

    Quincy Rumpel, P. I. (Betty Waterton) - What is Quincy Rumpel doing creeping around the old Beanblossom house down the road? Has she found the bizarre burial ground of the little dog Nanki-poo? And what are the strange apparitions that her brother, Morris, spies in the house at night? How about the treasure that Captain Beanblossom left behind? And, most important, who else is interested in the abandoned house? Quincy, who wants to know everything, sets out to get some answers. In this new adventure, curious Quincy is back with an all-woman private investigating firm. But her carefully hatched plans go astray when she's joined by a motley crew that includes pesky Morris, his best friend, Chucky, and her current heartthrob, Freddie Twikenham, who is convinced that he has his grandfather's Mountie blood coursing through his veins. Kids who love Harriet the Spy and the Beverly Cleary books will be captivated by Quincy as she makes her indelible mark on her family, neighborhood, town, and the world! Recommended for ages 8-11.

    Quincy, the Hobby Photographer (J.otto Seibold) - The dapper Quincy tells all in this lighthearted introduc­tion to the art of photographing dogs. He’s generous with helpful hints, like “You can stop to smell the roses, but dogs don’t hold their poses,” and mindful of the smallest details, such as allowing the subject to sniff the camera. To top it off, Quincy shares his favorite snaps from the field in a quirky slide presentation. In his inimitable style, J.otto Seibold delivers a book over­flowing with heart, humor, and four-footed friends. Part silly picture book, part off-the-cuff instruction manual, Quincy, the Hobby Photographer is an ideal gift for dog lovers and for photo enthusiasts of all ages.

  • Famous People Named Quincy

    Famous People Named Quincy

    Famous People Named Quincy - Quincy Jones (music producer); Quincy Black (football player); Quincy Butler (football player); Quincy Carter (football player); Quincy Douby (basketball player); Quincy Morgan (football player); Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (soccer player); Quincy Trouppe (baseball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Quincy

    Children of Famous People Named Quincy

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Quincy - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people who named their child Quincy.

Personality of the Boy Name Quincy

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Quincy

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