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Quinn could be a nickname for Aquinnah, a Native American name which means "the beautiful colors of the sea". Michael J. Fox has a daughter named Aquinnah Kathleen, twin sister of Schuyler Frances.
-- Destry  4/14/2005
Famous bearer: Guitarist of The Used, Quinn Allman.
-- jessnothingless  8/2/2005
Also a good name for an Eskimo, particularly a mighty one.
-- Anonymous User  9/6/2005
I hate it when Quinn is used as a girl's name.
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2005
Quinn is a wonderful name for girls and it should be used for both girls and boys.
-- quinny123  10/18/2005
There is an embarrassing use of a word spelled "quinny" in the subtitles of the movie Elizabeth, when a French suitor is making advances on her.
-- Anonymous User  11/8/2005
Quinn Morgendorffer, a red-headed high schooler concerned with little more than her bouncy hair and being popular, is one bearer of this name. Her older sister, Daria Morgendorffer, was the title character of the MTV animated show Daria.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  11/27/2005
In Anne Rice's "Blackwood Farm", the main character is Tarquin (Quinn)Blackwood.
-- Larissa_Evans  3/19/2006
I love this name, I think it's a unique and strong name.
-- chris119vs  4/16/2006
Quin/n could also be used as a nickname for Quinton or Quinlan.
-- Ylva  4/27/2006
Quinn is a great name for a boy, strong and handsome. I wouldn't use it for a girl.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2006
This is a character's name on Zoey 101. I think this name is okay. I wouldn't probably name my kid this but still it's an okay name. :}
-- amber monkey  5/16/2006
I like this name very much. However, growing up watching "Daria", I see this as a girl's name. It just doesn't seem very masculine to me.
-- clicktrack  7/11/2006
This name always had a feminine 'ring' to it for me, although I know more males with the name.
-- Hoodoo  7/17/2006
Quinn looks like "Queen". I think it's better for a girl. Anyway, good name!
-- pindaprincess  7/19/2006
Definitely a female name! It's a good, strong name.
-- Maggiecc  8/2/2006
"The Mighty Quinn" is a song written by Bob Dylan and performed (originally and most famously) by Manfred Mann.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  8/12/2006
Quinn is better as a girl's name but also nice for a boy.
-- lovelei  9/11/2006
I always think of that TV series "Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman". It's a nice name for both genders though.
-- xKatiex  9/22/2006
I hate this name passionately.
-- Taydbug112  12/7/2006
I like the name Quinn for a girl, and the name Quintin for a boy.
-- black_lace  1/11/2007
Quinn is my middle name, and I am a girl! I like my middle name much more than my first name, Abigail. Both are becoming overused.
-- apikaila  1/21/2007
Quinn shouldn't be used as a girl's name in my opinion. My grandfather's name is Quin, but I prefer two n's over one. The teenaged Quinns that I know are all boys and one girl, but I've seen many more toddler girl Quinns than boy Quinns, which I find sad.
-- GuessWho  1/24/2007
I think Quinn is better for a boy. What's with mothers giving their girls a boy's name? It's a bit too masculine for a female. It's okay for a nickname though.
-- 7up  2/10/2007
This is a nice name, but I'd leave it as a surname. If you use it for a child, give it to a boy, not to a girl; it just does not seem to fit well on a girl and it sounds too trendy. And it's a safe bet that many people who give their child this name will have little or no Irish ancestry whatsoever.

I speak Gaelic and seeing these strong, ancient, elegant names used as given names (and sometimes used lightly) is enough to make a Gael sick to his/her stomach.
-- gaelruadh19  2/23/2007
Just no. No second name to first name conversions. Quinn is a second name.
-- Clodagh  4/9/2007
My name is Quinn and I'm a dude. It's a good name, or at least I like it. Also I do have a bit of Irish ancestry but that's not the reason for my name, there's not many Irish around here, and I'm only like 1/8 Irish I think.
-- qcrossley  5/14/2007
Quinn is my middle name; I'm female. Though it does strike me as masculine, and I wouldn't use it for a girl's first name, I like it for my middle name. It's a nice name.
-- lisjose  5/20/2007
Football player Brady Quinn.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2007
Prince Quinn is a character in the novel The Playful Prince by Michelle M. Pillow.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2007
Quinn is best left as a boy's name. It is a boys name. Just because people put a boys name on a girl does not make it no longer a boys name. If I named a girl Thomas, Thomas would still be a boys name. Quinn is a boys name. I love the name Quinn on a boy.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2007
I think Quinn makes for a wonderful nickname for Quentin or Quintin. I prefer Quentin with the nickname Quinn.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2007
Quinn is a girl character on Zoey101. She is a scientist or acts like one. I NEVER saw Quinn as a boy name so I think it's more feminine. But that's just me.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2008
Use Conall instead on a girl as that's effectively what you are calling her when you lump the poor child with Quinn.

Maybe parents should google "quim" before bestowing this fright on girls.
-- Anonymous User  2/22/2008
Quinn Everett Dilley is the third oldest of the Dilley septuplets, born on May 25, 1993 after his sisters Julian Emerson and Brenna Rose, to their parents Becki and Keith Dilley.
-- Ivy Reese  3/24/2008
I think the name is nice for both sexes. On the one hand, it sounds quite boyish, but not in a totally infantile way. On the other hand, it has that sweet, light, feminine sound to it. I could be led on by the Swedish word for 'woman', which is 'kvinna', but somehow the sound is feminine. Besides, after watching Daria for years, the character Quinn Morgendorffer has made it easy to picture it on perfectly feminine girls and women, but it sounds just fine for guys too. It's simply too damn common because of the influence of Daria.
-- slight night shiver  5/3/2008
Patricia Quinn---the lips of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
-- Ly_Rose  5/29/2008
I am, for lack of a better word, completely anal when it comes to leaving male names as just that: MALE names. But for some reason, I don't mind Quinn on a girl. When I say it aloud it sounds similar to the feminine name "Gwen", and also given the substantial amount of fictional *female* characters that have bore this name, I can't help but first picture this name on a woman. That said, I would still never use this as a first name. Assuming I ever have a daughter I would consider this for a middle name. Just my two cents.
-- wichita_falconer  7/19/2008
The name of a vampire in L J Smith's series of books, The Night World. I like it, but only for a boy, because I think it suggests strength and masculinity.
-- Laurisgirl  8/15/2008
This name is ugly on a girl. It should be for boys only.
-- number1212  8/21/2008
Love it on a little girl, but the only Quinn I know is a boy.
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2008
Michaela Quinn is a character on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
-- LMS  11/23/2008
Quinn may also be a diminutive of Tarquin.
-- LMS  11/23/2008
Quinn Mallory was a scientist who discovered a wormhole between parallel universes on the great but unfortunately canceled sci-fi series "Sliders". He was played by the very handsome Jerry O'Connell.
-- MandeePaige  7/22/2009
Quinn Fabray is a character on Glee.
-- italiannames  12/6/2009
If you find it too masculine, you could use 'Quinna' with an a instead. I have a friend with this name. I think it takes away from the classiness of the name, though.
-- Aureliano  2/26/2010
I think Quinn will always be female for me. Partly because it rhymes with the common feminine diminutive Lynn, and because of Quinn Fabray on Glee. It's a very cute name. ^-^
-- Hannah_E  6/9/2010
I think this is a nice name for a boy or girl.
-- Chrila96  10/31/2010
A family friend named their daughter this name except spelled it with an e on the end, Quinne. I find that a little weird but more feminine.
-- MirandaIrie  11/11/2010
Many families have the tradition of naming their fifth child Quinn. At least, all of the families I know who have at lest five children named the fifth Quinn, just because it sounds like quint, or five.
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2011
Quinn James is a character on One Tree Hill, played by Shantel VanSanten. It's an awesome show worth watching!
I love the name Quinn, I think it is definitely feminine.
-- Grace_Scarlette  8/11/2011
Cool name for both genders~ I know a very nice and funny boy with the name, so I prefer it on a guy. :D
-- Christina Rose  8/23/2011
Since I read this name in a pink pocket, I love this name. But I think it's more a boy name than a girl name.
When I have to think about someone who's name is Quinn, I think about a macho football player or rugby player. A boy who is macho with a small heart. So very sensitive. Haha.
With a girl... Well I only can think about a girl who's nice.. but more things I can't think with it.
So in my opinion, Quinn is absolutely a boy name. And a pretty boy name too.
-- bella_forks  12/16/2011
My name is Quinnlyn, Quinn for short. Im a girl. I LOVE my name and couldn't imagine having any other one. It fits me more than some of you snobs can know.
-- Anonymous User  12/25/2011
I have a male friend named Quinn and it totally suits him. I also love this as a girl's name. I think this name is absolutely elegant and perfect for either gender.
-- Hato-chan  4/11/2012
Quinn Pensky is a character on the TV show, Zoey 101!
-- lakin5  4/29/2012
From the Irish surname.
-- theresabug  7/10/2012
The name Quinn is also a diminutive of Quentin/Quinton. It is not a purely Irish surname. I prefer to see it used for a boys name. Quinn on a girl is too trendy.
-- Zimger  8/2/2012
Yet another surname-turned male name-turned trendy female name. I like the sound of the name, but I don't think it'll age well on either gender, but if you're gonna give it to your kid, at least use it on a boy! Come on!
-- Anonymous User  3/21/2013
As an owner of this name and one who has extensively researched the origin of it, I take issue with some of the comments left in this section. Quinn (Mac cuinn) or (cuinn) (o'cuinn) (Quinn being anglo version) is an Irish surname first passed from father to son, and literally means son of Conn. Conn was an Irish king renowned for his strength in battle. Does this sound feminine? Not to me. But people can do or think what they want, regardless of the flaws in their thinking.
-- Fstoppage  12/6/2013
I intend to use this for my first daughter's middle name. I don't believe in boys names or girls names but rather I think any parent should be able to choose whatever they think sounds nice without ridicule. And I usually love "boys names" on girls anyway. As for using surnames as first names I think this is great! Personally I prefer using surnames within my own ancestry. I want to use this name as a nod to the long line of O'Quinn's on the maternal side of my family tree. While I stick to my comment that a parent should pick whatever they want, I love using names with some history in the family.
-- Anonymous User  4/28/2014
I am proud to say that I'm a female whose first name is Quinn. My mother named me to signify strength and sincerity. I was born in 1979, so this was long before Daria & Zoey made this name trendy for girls. I didn't like my name for many years because everyone would tell me that it was a boy`s name. In high school, I became more confident in who I was born to be--a courageous leader. Even through grad school, I continued to get mail addressed to "Mr. Quinn ____." I just giggled! After reading comments on this site about my name, I'm intrigued and amused. The info about its Gaelic origin was particularly interesting. All in all, I know my mom made the right choice for me.
-- qa1979  6/6/2014
We named our daughter Quinn in 1992. We wanted a name that was a little unusual, so there wouldn't be three other girls in her class with the same name. We only later found out what the name meant; and she is extraordinarily intelligent and wise. I'm surprised so many people are so opinionated about the name's suitability for girls/boys. What's wrong with a unisex name? Like Chris, for example. Quinn likes her name just fine, and so do we.
-- kozad  7/4/2014
I like Quinn for either gender. After all, Quinn sounds cute. :D.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/29/2014
My name is Quinn and right now I'm a teenager. I love my name. I am the only one in school and I'm a girl and I'm captain of the football team and wrestling team too. My name means chief and I think I proved my point.
-- QuinnyQ  8/12/2014
This is a boy's name. I am so sick of people using boys names for girls. There are plenty of girl's names for girls. Use one of them instead of shortening the pool for parents expecting a boy. Quinn is not a girl's name. It sounds ridiculous on a girl. Trendy now but won't hold the test of time. Give it up already.
-- Anonymous User  9/22/2014

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