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Updated February 8, 2024

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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

How Popular Is The Name Quinn

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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According to Social Security Administration data, Quinn has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 100 since 2015. Though still in the mid-80s, Quinn has made quite the jump from its start at 770 in 2000.

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:

Nicknames for Quinn

  • Q
  • Wynn

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