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Quick Facts on Quinn

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Gaelic, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 356
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Quinn

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Quinn

 Quinn is an Irish surname, essentially the anglicized form of the older Gaelic Ó Cuinn, meaning descendant of Conn.  Conn, in turn, is a traditional Irish name meaning “chief, leader.”  Alternately, Quinn is also said to come from the Irish-Gaelic “ceann” meaning “sense, intelligence.”   A common Irish surname, Quinn is most often encountered in the North of Ireland, particularly County Tyrone.  Historically, the Ó Cuinn clan served as quartermasters to the kings of Ulster for over four centuries (responsible for the supply of arms and provisions in both war and peace).  As a forename, Quinn was first popularized in the United States and used freely on both genders. Today, Quinn remains unisex in America, although it is largely considered masculine in England and the Netherlands and feminine in Canada. Quinn could also be used as a short form of other Q names, like Quinten or Quincy. 

Popularity of the Name Quinn

 As a unisex name, Quinn appears on both the male and female naming charts in the United States. It started out as a boy’s name in 1960 and has risen to low-moderate levels of usage. For girls, Quinn debuted on the charts in 1995 for the most part (she made a brief appearance in 1979 but then retreated off the charts for 15 years before resurfacing again). 2010 marked the first year that the female Quinn outranked her male counterpart. While more popular for girls today, the male Quinn is not trailing too far behind. As a non-flowery surname, Quinn sounds neither distinctly female nor male so it’s one of the few names that works well for either gender. More than anything, Quinn sounds Irish. It is also one of the few Q names out there making it very unique and off-beat. Quinn is an all-around highly “intelligent” choice for a name. 
Popularity of the Boy Name Quinn
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Quinn

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Quinn

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Quinn

    Quinn We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Quinn.

  • Popular Songs on Quinn

    Popular Songs on Quinn

    Mighty Quinn - a song by the Hollies

    Mighty Quinn - a song by Manfred Mann

    Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) - a song by Bob Dylan

    No Holly for Miss Quinn - a song by Enya

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Quinn

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Quinn

    Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror (Jennifer Finney Boylan) - This first book of a new series opens with an attention-grabbing scene: 13-year-old Falcon Quinn and his classmates Megan and Max head to school, as usual, but their bus hurtles past all the regular stops and disgorges its passengers in front of a strange castle. There, the three learn that they are actually monsters and are part of the incoming class at the Academy of Monsters. Megan and Max are quickly labeled (an “elemental” and a Sasquatch), but Falcon’s identity remains a mystery. Schoolwork quickly begins to teach the youngsters to resist their monster natures in order to evade the Guardians, a monster-hunting group. Then Falcon overhears his teachers discussing a harmful plot, and the kids flee, only to fall into more danger, forcing Falcon to make a terrible decision. The second book is called Falcon Quinn and the Crimson Vapor. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Quinn

    Famous People Named Quinn

    Famous People Named Quinn - Quinn Allman (musician); Quinn Buckner (basketball player); Quinn Cummings (actress); Quinn Martin (TV producer); Quinn Norton (journalist); Quinn Johnson (football player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Quinn

    Children of Famous People Named Quinn

    Famous People Who Named Their Child Quinn - Craig Biggio (baseball player); Patricia Quinn (actress); Sean Young (actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Quinn - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Quinn - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Quinn.

Personality of the Boy Name Quinn

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Variations of the Baby Name - Quinn

  • No Variations Found.
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