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PronouncedPron.KAHN-TEN French
KWEN-t!n English

Meaning & History

French form of the Roman name QUINTINUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint, a missionary who was martyred in Gaul. The Normans introduced this name to England. In America it was brought to public attention by president Theodore Roosevelt's son Quentin Roosevelt (1897-1918), who was killed in World War I.
VariantsQuinten, Quintin, Quinton English
Other Languages & CulturesQuintinus Ancient Roman Quinten Dutch Quintino Italian Quintino Portuguese


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Entry updated July 2, 2017