Quentin is a male name of Latin origin, meaning “fifth.” It first appeared in the late 17th century.
Pronunciation: kwen-tin. The name is pronounced kwin-TANT, with the accent on the first syllable.
Alternate spellings: Quintin, Quinten
Variants: Quentin (English), Quintin (English), Quinten (English)
Quentin is a male name of Latin origin, meaning “fifth.” It first appeared in the late 17th century. It was popularized internationally by Quentin Tarantino, who named his production company after the protagonist in Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness,” also known as Mr. Kurtz. Quentin was not ranked among the top 1,000 names for boys until 2013 and has since become more popular.
Quentin in Different languages:
Quentin is an Anglicization of the Latin Quintinus, derived from Quintus (fifth). It also has a Germanic root: Quinto, which means “fifth.”
In France and Belgium, Quentin is often used as a masculine form of Quentinette (the feminine version of Quentin). In English-speaking countries, Quentin is used more often than Quintin or Quinten because these names are deemed too similar to other words, such as Quintus and Quinton.
Variations of this name include Kwenton (English), Quenten (German), Kwenten (American), Kwentan (Scottish), Kwentin (Welsh).
In the United States, the most common pronunciations are KWIN tan and KWIN tan. In the U.K., it is most often pronounced KWIN tan.
Quentin has been used as a given name since at least 1884 when it appeared on the birth records of two boys in New York City.
According to the Social Security Administration, Quentin is a unisex name. It’s even more famous for boys than it is for girls. But it’s still an unusual name overall. There are only about 2,200 people in the United States named Quentin.
Famous People with the name of Quentin:
- Quentin is a given name, the English form of the French Quentin. It may refer to:
- Quentin Adams (born 1979), English cricketer
- Quentin Adlai Stevenson (1881–1948), American attorney, Massachusetts State Senator, and United States Attorney General
- Quentin Anderson (born 1943), American actor and singer
- Quentin Archer (born 1957), British-Australian politician; former Premier of New South Wales
- Quentin Bell (1908–1997), English art historian and biographer of his brother, Virginia Woolf
- Quentin Blake (born 1932), English illustrator, book designer, and children’s author
- Quentin Buysse (born 1974) was a Belgian football player who played for Standard Liège as a striker
- Quentin Crisp (1908–1999), British writer and raconteur, known as Quentin Crisp or Mr. Crisp
- Quentin Crouch (born 1973) was Canadian ice hockey forward who played for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, and Washington Capitals.
- Quincent Kincade (1926–2005) was an American football player who played for the Detroit Lions
More People with the name of Quentin:
Quentin Tarantino is an American director, producer, writer, and actor. He is famous for making movies that are violent and stylish. He has directed many favorites and popular films such as Kill Bill Volumes 1 (2003) and 2 (2004), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Inglorious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012), and The Hateful Eight (2015).
Quentin Crisp was an English author, actor, and raconteur who lived from 1908 to 1999. He was a well-known figure in London’s gay subculture during the 1960s and 1970s.
Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained won two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz, who played Dr. King Schultz, and Best Original Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino himself.
Quentin used in Movies:
In the movie Pulp Fiction, Vincent Vega says to Jules Winnfield, “You know what I mean?” Jules replies, “No. What do you mean?” Vincent then explains that he’s asking if Jules has ever had Quentin — a French dinner consisting of a ham hock, cabbage, and potatoes.
Similar Words of Quentin:
candid; charming; considerate; dependable; discreet; exemplary; ethical; exhilarating; funny; hardworking; handsome; intelligent; just; knightly; loyal; modest; obliging; likable; adorable; breathtaking; handsome; insane; interesting; fascinating; smart; absent-minded; agreeable; amiable; amusing; cantankerous; cranky; cross; difficult; effusive; friendly; gregarious; helpful; kindhearted; moody; amusing; arrogant; boorish; childish; childish; deformed; devious-looking; distressed; downtrodden; doughy-faced; homely; hideous; ill-man
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