Given Name QUENTIN

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: French, English
PRONOUNCED: KAHN-TEN (French), KWEN-tin (English)   [details]

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.


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VARIANTS: Quinten, Quintin, Quinton (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Quintinus (Ancient Roman), Quinten (Dutch), Quintino (Italian), Quintino (Portuguese)