GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: kwi-RIEN-əs (English), kwi-REEN-əs (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Possibly derived from the Sabine word quiris meaning "spear". Quirinus was a Sabine and Roman god who was later identified with Mars. The name was also borne by several early saints.
Related Names
FEMININE FORM: Quirina (Late Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Quirijn (Dutch), Corin (French), Quirin (German), Quirino (Italian), Quirino (Portuguese), Quirino (Spanish)