Girl name origins & meanings
- Latin : Fifth
Family name origins & meanings
- Spanish, Catalan, Asturian-Leonese, and Galician : habitational name from any of the numerous places, large and small, named Quintana, from quintana ‘country house’ (originally having a tax liability of one fifth of the annual produce).
- variant of French Quintaine, from an Old French term denoting a post for jousting practice, hence a nickname for one who was skilled at this.