Meaning and Origin of: Quinn

Meaning and Origin of Quinn

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : A girl who is as pretty as two
  • Gaelic, Greek : Wise; queen; fifth born
  • Latin : Essence

What does Quinn mean and stand for?

The name Quinn is of Latin origin and means "a girl who is as pretty as two." It is the English variation of Irish patronymic surname Ó Cuinn, meaning “descendent of Conn.” Conn has two possible derivations: the Old Irish cond (intellect) or cenn (chief).

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Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Fifth son's estate

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinn ‘descendant of Conn’ (see O’Quinn). This is the name of several families in Ulster and counties Clare, Longford, and Mayo.

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Quinn is the number eighty-three most popular girls name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 100 since 2015.

However, it is the 25th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Quinn was at its peak popularity in August 2016.

Quinn has been a popular unisex Irish name for decades, but recently has been much more popular with females. The name has been given to characters in Zoey 101, Daria, Glee, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Namesakes include Quinn Allman, Quinn Bailey, Quinn Cook, and Quinn Nordin.

Where is it Popular?

Quinn was searched for most often in the following states:

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