Meaning and Origin of: Quint

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Fifth-born child
  • African American : Fifth child

Family name origins & meanings

  • Catalan : from a personal name Quint (Latin Quintus) denoting the fifth-born child in a family.
  • French : from Middle French quint ‘fifth’, a term used in western France to denote an administrative area consisting of five villages, presumably applied as a metonymic occupational name for the administrator of such an area.
  • German : from the medieval personal name and saint’s name Quintinus. Compare Quintin.