Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KAHN-TEHN(French)
KWEHN-tən(English)
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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. A famous bearer is the American movie director Quentin Tarantino (1963-).

Related Names

VariantsQuinten, Quintin, Quinton(English)
Other Languages & CulturesQuintinus(Ancient Roman) Quinten(Dutch) Quintino(Italian) Quintino(Portuguese) Quintín(Spanish)

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

France: October 31

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Entry updated January 21, 2022