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PronouncedPron.kwee-REE-noos Classical Latin
kwi-RIE-nəs English

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.
Feminine FormQuirina Late Roman
Other Languages & CulturesQuirijn Dutch Corin French Quirin German Quirino Italian Quirino Portuguese Quirino Spanish


Harry Potter characters, saints, uncertain etymology, weapons
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute