Names Starting with Q

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QADIRmArabic
Means "capable, powerful" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different ways of spelling the name in Arabic. In Islamic tradition القادر (al-Qadir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
QAMARm & fArabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
QASIMmArabic, Urdu
Means "one who divides goods among his people", derived from Arabic قسم (qasama) "to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of Muhammad who died while young.
QIANAfAfrican American (Modern)
From the word for the silk-like material, introduced by DuPont in 1968 and popular in the fashions of the 1970s.
QIANGmChinese
From Chinese (qiáng) meaning "strong, powerful, energetic", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
QILLAQmNative American, Greenlandic
Means "seal hide" in Greenlandic.
QINGf & mChinese
From Chinese (qīng) meaning "blue, green, young", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
QISMATmArabic
Means "fate" in Arabic.
QIUm & fChinese
From Chinese (qiū) meaning "autumn", (qiū) meaning "hill, mound", or other characters with a similar pronunciation. The given name of the philosopher Confucius was .
QUÂNmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quân) meaning "army".
QUANAHmNative American, Comanche
Means "fragrant" in Comanche. This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Comanche.
QUANGmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quang) meaning "bright, clear".
QUANNAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Qua and ANNA.
QUEENfEnglish
From an old nickname which was derived from the English word, ultimately from Old English cwen meaning "woman, wife".
QUEENIEfEnglish
Diminutive of QUEEN.
QUENTINmFrench, English
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.
QUERALTfCatalan
From the name of a Spanish sanctuary (in Catalonia) which is devoted to the Virgin Mary.
QUETZALCOATLmAztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "feathered snake" in Nahuatl, derived from quetzalli "feather" and coatl "snake". In Aztec and other Mesoamerican mythology he was the god of the sky, wind, and knowledge, also associated with the morning star. According to one legend he created the humans of this age using the bones of humans from the previous age and adding his own blood.
QUETZALLIfNative American, Nahuatl
Means "feather, precious thing" in Nahuatl.
QUIDELmNative American, Mapuche
Means "burning torch" in Mapuche.
QUINCYmEnglish
From a surname which was derived (via the place name CUINCHY) from the personal name QUINTIUS. A famous bearer was John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), sixth president of the United States, who was born in the town of Quincy, Massachusetts.
QUINLANmEnglish (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Caoinlean meaning "descendant of Caoinlean". The name Caoinlean means "slender" in Gaelic.
QUINNm & fIrish, English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN".
QUINTELLAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of QUINTUS.
QUINTENmEnglish, Dutch
Variant and Dutch form of QUENTIN.
QUINTILIANmHistory
From the Roman cognomen Quintilianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name QUINTILLUS. A notable bearer was the 1st-century rhetorician Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, simply known as Quintilian in English.
QUINTILIANUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of QUINTILIAN.
QUINTILLUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the given name QUINTUS.
QUINTINOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of QUINTINUS.
QUINTINUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was originally derived from QUINTUS.
QUINTIUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the given name QUINTUS.
QUINTOmItalian
Italian form of QUINTUS.
QUINTONmEnglish
Variant of QUENTIN, also coinciding with an English surname meaning "queen's town" in Old English.
QUINTUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "fifth" in Latin. It was traditionally given to the fifth child, or possibly a child born in the fifth month. This was a common praenomen, being more popular than the other numeric Roman names. A notable bearer was the poet Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus).
QUIQUEmSpanish
Diminutive of ENRIQUE.
QUIRIJNmDutch
Dutch form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINmGerman
German form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINAfLate Roman
Feminine form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINOmItalian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINUSmRoman Mythology, Late Roman
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.
QUISPEfNative American, Quechua
Means "free" in Quechua.
QUSAYmArabic
Possibly derived from Arabic قصي (qasi) meaning "distant". This was the name of an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad who was in charge of a temple in Mecca.
QUÝf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quý) meaning "precious, valuable".
QUYỀNmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quyền) meaning "power, right, authority".
QUỲNHf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quỳnh) meaning "deep red".