Meaning and Origin of: McQuillan

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uighilín ‘son ofHuguelin’, a double diminutive of the Norman personal nameHugh. This is the name of an important family in County Antrim.
  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cuilinn (seeMcCullen).
  • Scottish (of Irish origin) : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coilín (Irish), Mac Cailein (Scottish), a patronymic from the personal name Coilín orCailean. See Collins.