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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Quinn
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Quinn in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Quinn:
Records indicate that 10,809 girls in the United States have been named Quinn since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 2,095 people in the U.S. were given the name Quinn. Those people are now 2 years old.
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Comments about the name Quinn
Based on the comments submitted below
75 Positive Comments
"My 2 year old daughter is called Quinn Gracie and I love it! I think it sounds very feminine but strong. I originally wanted Niamh but after its recent boost in popularity I'm glad I was persuaded to go with Quinn. I often receive comments on how nice her name is and how unusual but not too far out." Oct. 28, 2014:
"We have a baby due in three weeks and if it's a girl she will be called Quinn Rae. I have only ever known it as being a girls name so I see it as being very feminine and pretty. My husband and I got the idea from the character on the show One Tree Hill. Rae is a family name from way back and has been used for both sexes (except spelt as Ray for males). If we have a boy his name will be Benjamin Ray, but I'm secretly hoping it's a girl as I LOVE the name Quinn so much!" Sep. 17, 2014:
"We have a son, Logan and if our next is a daughter it will most definitely be Quinn! The middle name will be after my husband's grandmother, so it will be Quinn Pauline!" Mar. 10, 2014:
"LOVE THE NAME QUINN!!! We are expecting our first baby girl April 2014 and I want to name her Quinn but I need to work on my husband a little more ;) never have heard this name till before I knew we were expecting at the doctors office a mom called her little girl over named Quinn! I have been in love w / the name since!!" Jan. 11, 2014:
"Back in 1977, I had made up my mind to name my daughter, Erin Quinn, my father's middle name was Quinn and I always loved the name. I've also always loved the name Erin and it seemed so appropriate to add Quinn ... both my daughter and I have had numerous compliments on her lovely name. My daughter and her "Pop" always shared a special bond until the day he passed away. Now, my daughter is expecting her first child and has chosen to name her daughter Devyn Quinn ...What a lovely way to keep the memory of her "Pop" going on...let's hope our future generations help keep the "Quinn" tradition to honor their ancestors." Jul. 1, 2013:
"I named my daughter Quinn Beatrice in 2009. I am still so happy to have named her that and it was accepted by her dad and I almost instantly. We get complimented constantly!" Jun. 4, 2013:
"Hey my name is Quinn, I am 12 years old and it is really difficult to get mugs and Key rings with my name on them and the only reason why I do have t shirts and neck lasses with my name on is when my mum had it personalised e.g they had to make it there and then , it wasn't already made
.I am female and I do get the problem that people assume that I am a boy but that is only when they haven't seen me.
For younger children, of course the are going to spell it wrong e.g my little brother thinks it has a w in and some people only put one n too but I don't mind .
I find that most of the time people mis-pronounce my name and think I am called Gwin. Though it is understandable when I have a sister called Gwenny
( Gwen) .
I was the only Quinn in my first school and still am in middle school , which I kinda like cuz it is hard to get your stuff lost or muddled up if there is only one of u in the school.I have never come across another person in my area called Quinn not even a boy.Which again I quite like cuz it gives you a bit more individuality . I have however, come across One person with the surname called Quinn e.g Ray Quinn the singer.
I guess I get a bit annoyed when people say that Quinn is a boys name.This is because,, yes it can be both bos and girls name but my personal view is that you call the girl Quinn and the boy Quinntin.
so that is how I feel about my name and I love It , it's different and unusual too. my parents named me after the tv series Doctor Quinn it is a fairly old film . hope this help anyone wishing to call a pet or new family member by this name xxx" Jan. 20, 2013:
"I am due in one week I have 4 boys and this will be our little girl!! Her name will be Quinn Harper and we are super excited to have my first and only daughter to have that name!!:))))" Dec. 18, 2012:
"I am from Holland when we have our first kid we are also going to name him or her Quinn it is a name that could go both ways I am thinking of adding a name to it.. any suggestions?" Jun. 26, 2012:
"I love the name, but the first time I saw it, I saw it spelled Quinne. I was disappointed it's been gaining popularity, I like unique, not out-there names. It seems the more popular a name, the more likely you are to have people with the same name that are just not good representations. Like Madison. Ugh. I'm having a boy though, so I have to wait, and hope it doesn't get more popular. :(" Apr. 3, 2012:
"I think its such a beautiful name, we are also planning on naming our daughter (due 6 days ago!) Quinn Elizabeth, and usually people don't notice how it sounds like Queen Elizabeth until we point it out. and even then it just makes people love the name more :). Hurry up baby Quinn!" Oct. 9, 2011:
"We named our daughther Quinn Jeanne-Kathryn. She was born in 2006. We love the name and it is very fitting for her. We continually receive compliments on her name." Oct. 1, 2011:
"we named our Daughter Quinn Marrie in 2006 befor it became popular. I loved the name for years" Sep. 17, 2011:
"We recently named oor beautiful baby daughter QuinnMarie, I absolutely love the name and it really suits her. I don't mind adding that I got the idea from Glee. We live in Ireland but I don't know if anyone else has used this name. Quinn Alexandra was the other choice we had but we went with Marie cos it was after my mam" Jul. 28, 2011:
"My daughter was born in May and her name is Quinn Marie (middle name was a family name passed down for generations so I did not have a lot of control on that one). Everyone loves it and I get so many compliments on it. It is different enough to be unique, but not so different that it makes people go "what were they thinking"." Jul. 11, 2011:
"Quinn is spelled with 2 n's. My name is Quinn, and congratulations to other Quinns out there. You got the best name in the world." May. 23, 2011:
"We named our daughter Quinn in 2007. Now I'm afraid that, with the head cheerleader on Glee being named Quinn, it will get too popular. Oh well, still love the name. And my Mom says that it fits her perfectly!" Jan. 31, 2011:
"I'm 27 and female and named Quinn and i've had to deal with people saying it's a boys name my whole life... from what i've heard it's a girl's name traditionally in ireland and Quentin is the boy's version but that was a long time ago and in modern days the name Quinn is used for either gender. I love my name now but it is frustrating when people constantly think it's my last name or the try to call me Gwen or Queen or Quincy...." Jan. 19, 2011:
"My name is Quinn. I was born in 1991. I love the name but i am sad that is becoming more popular [i didnt meet another named Quinn until i was 13 -- and now i hear it quite often]. Its a beautiful name. but be prepared to have people screw it up your whole life. i get called Gwen, Lynn, [i even had mail sent to a "Megan Grace" once], or people call me by my last name [Grace] all the time." Dec. 22, 2010:
"My daughter is 7, and her name is Quin. I used only one (N) because to me it seemed more girly! I love her name, and love that chances of coming across another girl named Quin, are slim to none. However, my son named Logan, seems to be growing in popularity..." Dec. 8, 2010:
"We named our daughter Quinn after much debate and absolutely love it! It fits her perfectly!! We did get some negativity about not naming her something "girly" but I think it is beautiful and so cute!" Nov. 19, 2010:
"I had my daughter, Quinn Ruby in November last year.
I also got it from Glee (*blush*).
We get so many comments on what a fantastic name it is!" Oct. 24, 2010:
"Love the name and I'm planning on naming my daughter Quinn; like the other post, I wanted Quinnlynne, but my husband isn't a fan and we are still deciding on the middle name!" Sep. 8, 2010:
"Well Mr 19 year old Quin (May 20 2010) I have the inside track on the Quinn with one "n". You are named after a small village just west of the river shannon. So if you are a young man and ever meet a young lady called Shannon ye can?t go wrong. For my part I am glad to see the name so popular." Jul. 28, 2010:
"My baby girl is due in October and she will be Quinn Kelley :-)" Jul. 23, 2010:
"Its nice to see that this name is becoming more popular :)
My name is Quin (yes with 1 'n') and I'm 19.
I have never met anyone else who has the same name as me and by all the previous posts I don't think anyone even has the same spelling as me. Got to love being unique ;)" May. 20, 2010:
"My son Is the only Quinn in his school of about 750 children. My husband and I love the name, we got it from a TV show named Sliders. Quinn is our 5th born child, who is softly spoken and intelligent. Quinn is now 10 years old." Mar. 13, 2010:
"Our baby girl is due 4/2010 and her name is going to be Quinn Elisabeth (Elisabeth is my husband's maternal grandmother's name). My husband kids me because it sounds a bit like Queen Elisabeth and I tell him would you expect any less from me." Feb. 25, 2010:
"My 4 yr old daughter is named Quinn Renee (we call her Quinny)She is the sweetest most delicate happy soul. She is also the "Mighty Quinn" as the song goes. We have received many compliments on her name. My mom named her after coming home from Ireland...she had heard many girls names there and Quinn was just so beautiful it stood out. So cheers to Quinn" Feb. 24, 2010:
"We named our daughter (now 1) Quinn and I love it! Even though it's a somewhat unusual name, especially for a girl, people spell it correctly right off the bat..a HUGE positive." Feb. 17, 2010:
"I just had my fifth daughter and we named her Quinn Peyton. I have always loved this name and I thought it was perfect since she was the 5th born and the prefix quin means 5. Have had many many compliments!" Feb. 17, 2010:
"Our daughter is due in June 2010 and her name will be Quinn. I am thinking of spelling it Quiin...do you think that will be pronounced correctly? I like Quinn Harper but her middle name isn't final yet. When our 18 month old son says her name it's the most precious thing ever... it sounds like 'hen'." Feb. 15, 2010:
"Our daughter's name is Quinnlyn (Quinny for short). Quinnlyn Julia- she is our world...with a super cute name!" Jan. 3, 2010:
"im due april 19th 2010 and its going to be a girl. her name is quinn." Dec. 26, 2009:
"My mom's maiden name is Quinn and I want to name my oldest daughter it someday. Showing love for my Irish heritage :)" Sep. 10, 2009:
"We named our daughter Quinn Isabella, born April 2008, we are both Irish, and we are Bob Dylan fans as well. That aside, it is just a beautiful name. We considered others, but it is the only name we both agreed on." Jul. 25, 2009:
"People should never wear necklaces with theier names on it. Its tacky when your older and when your a child its unsafe." May. 18, 2009:
"My 16 month old daughter is named Quinn, and I love it! People always comment on how unique it is!" May. 8, 2009:
"I love the name Quinn. It's a name that suits boys and girls but it does seem a bit more feminine! I am a girl and I wish my name was Quinn, it's such a lovely name!" May. 3, 2009:
"my name is Quinn....it was my mother's maiden name so she made it my first. I am a girl and i like the name, it's different. Everyone once in a while an adult will make some comment about it being a boy's name but i dont' think it is at all :)" May. 1, 2009:
"We are due in January and if its a girl it will most likely be Quinn!" Apr. 30, 2009:
"My son's name is Quinn and he is truly the Mighty Quinn. It means, "intelligent, reason and wisdom". Who says it's a feminine name? It's a very cool name, few have it and if you want to name a girl Quinn, go ahead. It's been a strong Gaelic boys name for centuries and will continue to be." Mar. 31, 2009:
"My middle name is Quinn along with a few of my cousins, it was my mothers maiden name and she passed it on to me so I am going to pass it on to my child boy or girl as their first name as it is a very Irish name and represents part of my heritage" Jan. 12, 2009:
"I'm pregnant and find out in 1 week if I am having a girl or a boy if its a girl I am going to name her Quinn Dallas (Dallas after my fiances recently deceased mother) but I love the name Quinn its so adorable." Jan. 5, 2009:
"I love it for a boy or a girl but especially for a girls name! It is just so pretty!" Jan. 2, 2009:
"My husband and I decided that we want to name our futher daughter Quinn but we cant think of a middle name, any suggestions, not Marie or Ann" Nov. 25, 2008:
"It's one of the names I had picked my daughter due in a few weeks. My husband loves the name Emily ( I am not a fan!) but I was going to her Emalee Quinn. I havent ran that by him yet, so who knows what he'll have to say about it" Nov. 10, 2008:
"Our daughter's name is Quinn. Awesome! And she won't have 3 others with the same name in her class!" Oct. 26, 2008:
"Our future daughter's name.... I absolutely love it!" Aug. 31, 2008:
"Our 8 month old daughter is named Quinn. We love it because it's sophisticated for an adult but also unique and cute for a little girl. I actually don't like Quinn for a boy, I think it's too feminine sounding but that is just my opinion!" Aug. 22, 2008:
"my name is quinn. sure i love my name. i dont know what to think about it tho." Aug. 9, 2008:
"OMG.... if i ever have a daughter her name'll be Quinn" Jul. 17, 2008:
"We'll be naming our little girl Quinn when she arrives next month!" Jul. 11, 2008:
"My daughters name is Quinn. It fits her perfectly." Jul. 6, 2008:
"The name Quinn is fabulous. It is short for Quinton. You are feminizing an effeminite male name. You can call your son The Mighty Quinn after the song about the MAN named Quinn." Jun. 28, 2008:
"We named our daughter Quinne - we put an "e" on the end to make it more feminine. It's cute for a little girl, yet a sophisticated name she can grow into." May. 28, 2008:
"My granddaughter's name is Quinn. We all love the name and it fits her personality- beautiful and unique." May. 15, 2008:
"My new granddaughter is named Quinn (pronounced "Kwinn".) Beautiful name for a girl-so feminine. I love it." Dec. 3, 2007:
"I love the name Quinn for a girl. It means queen. How perfect! And the name looks so pretty and girly." Jun. 25, 2007:
"i love my name Quinn but its very disapointing i can never find necklaces or purses with my name or even the first letter of my name :c weep weep sobb sobb but i still love my name anyway" Mar. 16, 2007:
"I had never heard the name "Quinn" before until we attended a family members wedding this past April. She was the little flower girl and every bit as precious as the name itself! My husband and I recently found out we're pregnant w/ #3. We have two boys and I am hoping for a little girl this time. I plan to use the name Quinn. So beautiful and unique!" Jan. 10, 2007:
"love it. want to call our daughter due in dec quinn but my partner hates it! IT's the only name I really love at the moment. Oh well..." Sep. 23, 2006:
"the best name in the world! i love my name ( yes it is Quinn) and i couldn't be happier ! i love it it makes me unique and i love being the only person in my school with the name !" Aug. 24, 2006:
"I don't personally know anyone with this
name, but I absolutely LOVE this name for a girl! I don't think it's too masculine. I love it because it starts
with a "Q"! I love for a girls FIRST name to start with this letter!" Aug. 14, 2006:
"we named our daughter quinn in 1981 and didn't hear of another female until recently...unique, wise, gaelic...often complimented as a name" Jun. 7, 2006:
"We named our daughter Quinn as well and I love it. It's spunky and cute, in our opinion!" May. 30, 2006:
"hey my name is Quinn and i absolutely love it. ive actually only met another girl (or person for that matter) named Quinn. and she spelled it Quin anyway. but i just think its a really unique name. only issue is my last name can also be a very common first name, so i constantly have people switching my first and last name around just because Quinn is a decently common last name. but i still think its a beautiful name." May. 15, 2006:
"love it! i think this is a great name for somebody. its very uncommon and i would definatly choose this name for my girl!" May. 5, 2006:
"My best friends name is Quinn, i think it is a very cute and unique name!" Feb. 11, 2006:
"wE'RE EXPECTING OUR 2ND DAUGHTER IN jUNE 2006. i LOVE THE NAME qUINN, BUT everyone SAYS IT'S A BOYS NAME. i THINK THAT'S WHY i LIKE IT, BECAUSE IT'S NOT POPULAR AND." Feb. 11, 2006:
"My daughter-in-law and son named their baby girl Quinn. Born January 5/2006. Love the name/love the baby!" Jan. 9, 2006:
"I had never heard of it till a friend named her daughter that way. I think it's unique and beautiful" Dec. 8, 2005:
"Modern and clean sounding. This is my little girl's name. Many people comment on it, but always nice things." Nov. 29, 2005:
"We named our daughter Quinn and have no regrets. We still love the name." Aug. 3, 2005:
"Independent, creative, smart, unique. I chose this name for my daughter. We've only ever met one other female Quinn." Jul. 7, 2005:
3 Negative Comments
"It's just an ugly sounding name:( it does flow out of your mouth well." Sep. 2, 2014:
"its a TERRIBLE name! my wife named our daughter that, and im considering to change it! my wife has a horrible taste in names - i cant believe i actually let her get away with naming our baby that - i hate myself for it." Dec. 27, 2007:
"Psst! This is a last name!
Unless you're an Eskimo, or something." Nov. 15, 2005:
19 Neutral Comments
"My name is Quinn and I'm 10 years old. I love my name and my parents actually found it in the credits of a movie. I think it's pretty cool how little people are named Quinn. Although, and I think other people might have this problem too, I can never find keychains and stuff with my name on it. But that's okay because there is no one else in my school named Quinn so i don't have to be called Quinn K-S or something. I feel very special to have this name." Jul. 10, 2014:
"My names Quinn. I'm only 15 and always thought my name was normal but then everytime I had a substitute they would always tell me that they thought I was going to be a boy. I like it now I guess but my family and I still mess around about how I was given a guys name." Nov. 27, 2012:
"My name's Quinn! Nickname;Quinnie. I love my name. It's unique, and apparently suits me well! I guess it's strange seeing that chart, as it's now so high! Considering in 1980 (I think) Noone was called Quinn!" Sep. 28, 2012:
"My Name is Quinn Evans and Im not meaning to boast but I Love my name! :)" Oct. 23, 2011:
"IAM NOT CRAZY ABOUT THE NAME BUT THAT IS JUST ME. BUT THERE R SOME PEOPLE WHO LIKE IT IS OKAY NAME BUT I WOULD NOT NAME MY KID THAT"