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Origin: Celtic
Meaning: The Wise

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  • Records indicate that 25,727 boys in the United States have been named Quinn since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2009, when 1,320 people in the U.S. were given the name Quinn. Those people are now 11 years old.

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  • "I?m a guy Quinn, and I think it?s not really that fitting for a girl. I?m 10 and if you name a girl Quinn, use a different variant like Qwyn or Quin. Quinn was originally a boy?s name." Feb. 15, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Quinn but only for a boy! don't really like it on girls (I watched too much glee, I didn't like Quinn in it), When I have a child he will be Quinn, named after my favourite comedian (Brian Quinn - impractical jokers)" Jul. 6, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We spent ages thinking of a nice one syllable boys name for surname Thomas.. then it dawned! Quinn is a lovely boys name.. its also his mothers surname.. Quinn Thomas (His grandad happens to be named Thomas Quinn!)" Sep. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son, Quinnlan, but call him Quinn for short. We absolutely love this name and so does our son. Its a very masculine name, therefore I dont get why people name their daughter Quinn! :/" Apr. 8, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My maiden name is Quinn and we are looking at naming our first child, a boy, Quinn. I really want to continue the tradition of a mother's maiden name being used in our family." Mar. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name in Quinn Michael. I absolutely love the name. Really the only boy name I even considered." Mar. 28, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4 year old son's name is Quinn Jameson (his dad's name is James). Unique but not too out in left field. We love it and often hear 'what a cool name!'." Dec. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Quinn Nathaniel was born 1/09, our last name starts with T so he will always be my little Q.T. Pie. He would have been named Quinn even if he turned out to be a she." Oct. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just had a baby boy and named him Quinn. Everyone just loves the name and wonder where we got it from. I've only ever met one other Quinn. My husband and I love the name. My dad kept singing "Mighty Quinn" when he was born. I love the one sylabol." Aug. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Quinn is my 3-year-old son's name and we all love it, especially how it flows with his middle name: Quinn Nathaniel. It's simple and strong with a great meaning ("intelligent" or "counsel") and yet still unique. We receive many compliments on it." Feb. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm naming my hedgehog Quinius and will be calling him Quinn for short." Dec. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Quinn becuase of its meaning...It means wise! I love the name and I hope as he gets old enough to determine wither he likes it or not, that he will like his name." Dec. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Although I am a 14 yr old boy who is already looking forward to raising children and having family, I often think of which baby names I particularly like. Quinn is one the really stood out for me. A masculine and sweet name for a male, and somewhat wholesome. I look forward to the day when I (hopefully) get to name my little boy Quinn." Nov. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 6 year old son's name is Quinn - after his Dad's middle name. I love the name. We sometimes call him Q for short. There are a few other boys and a girl in his school named Quinn (no one in his class). We just met a 17 year old boy named Quinn too! My Quinn thought that was cool." Aug. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our middle son Quynn...spelled it with an "Y" instead of and "I" just to make it a little more different." Jun. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Quinn was born May 09 - suits him perfectly. His only nickname is "The Mighty Quinn" It is easy to spell, different (so there won't be lots in his class) and he sure is a unique & wise little guy!" Mar. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son, born last October, is named Quinn--no nicknames have surfaced so far and I hope they don't. He's Scottish/Irish and the name fits him and our family history perfectly!" Feb. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 30 yd old Female named Quinn. ihated it growing up as i was teased for being different, but i now as an adult i love it. also when i was young noone thought this was a boys name untill the last decade." Jan. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Quinn is going to be my daughters name. due april 19th 2010." Dec. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son's name, he loves it and so do we. Sometimes he's gotten Quinner in fun but not Quinny. Quinn Hayden" Dec. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our next baby Quinn, regardless of the baby's gender. It is my husband's great grandmother's maiden name, and we are using it to name a baby after her. My advice to parents. Pick a name you like, that isn't too strange, and go with it. Just don't pick a silly way to spell it. As a teacher, I can tell you, I have seen some of the strangest spellings in the world, for some of the most common names. :) Have fun." Sep. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Quinn. And everyone asks me "isn't that a boy name?" And I'm like yea! And I'm a girl. I love being the only Quinn I know but now I there are more!" Sep. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son, Quinn (and yes, that's his given name), celebrated his 10th birthday yesterday. In all these years, we've only met one other little boy named Quinn (whose given name is actually Quentin). I, too, love this name and find it to be a strong man's name." Aug. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am having my 4th baby and if it is a boy I want to use Quinn. My 3 girls all have girly-girl names and I would never think of using a "boy name" for a girl. Pretty soon there will be no real "manly names" left for the poor little boys!" Jul. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in 2003 and we names him Quinn, I have an older daughter and if she was a boy would have been Quinn. So many people comment on the name, we call him Quinny as a nickname. I think it's a very strong name i'm from an irish background and loved the name as soon as i heard it." Jul. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's dad is named Quinn. Just Quinn, not Quinlan or anything. He's a nice guy, in his 50s, and the name is really good and masculine and I like names that start with Q or Z. I bet it's more popular now than when he was a baby but I can see why b/c it's kinda different w/o being lame." Jul. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name...for a boy. The only reason very young trailer park livin' moms are loving names like Jaden/Jayden (etc.) and Quinn for a girl = Britney Spears' son Jaden and the teeny show starring her young sister, Zoey 101 ("Quinn" was a female character). Outside of the teen pregnancy brigade, Quinn works for me as a male name OR a unisex name in a book." Jun. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born May 31, 2005 and his name is Quinn. As someone else said, we sometimes call him Quinny. Everyone thinks it is a great name and when strangers hear me calling him, they often comment. One pregnant woman said that she liked it so much she might consider it for her child if born a boy. It is a strong Irish name and not a common name that everyone is using. I hope that it never is. I have never wanted to give my son a "popular name" that 3 others in a classroon might have. I have met some other Quinns in the last few years and I must say all of these boys seem mischievious." Mar. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our Second son was born August of 2006 and his name is Quinn. I love his name and all but my husbands family love his name as well. We call him Quinny for a nickname. His name seems to me that it will be a very fitting name for him even in his adult years. We dont know anyone with the name Quinn except as a surname. I have heard of people who know other people in the area with it but its not like other names where there will be 2 or 3 of them in the same class." Jan. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "When my daughter was pregnant her child came to her in a dream. He told his mother he was a boy, he was going to be born in early December and his name is Quinn. This was all before my daughter's first ultrasound. Even though the doctor's told my daughter to expect a Christmas delivery, Quinn was true to his word and was born 12/5/2005. My daughter honored her dream in naming him." Dec. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Quinn is historically a boy's name that was hijacked by girls. It is a great name, strong unique and Irish!" Nov. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I loved this name so much that i decided I would name my first born son it when I was just 13 years old (a long time ago!!). My son is now 5 years old and i love that he has a strong and individual name. In england it is a very uncommon name and love that my very individual little boy has a very individual name." Nov. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born July 27, 2002. I named him Quinn Thomas. He is very compassionate, and loving, at he same time he is ALL boy. I considered naming him Zachary Quinn, but I felt Zachary was too common. I'm glad I named him Quinn, because it still "different" without being difficult to say. I hope it serves him well in life." Sep. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our Gordon Setter puppy Quinn. We wanted a Gaelic name and it fits his strong personality. It is also short and good for training purposes. If I were to have another son I would have named him that. I also like it as a girls name." Jul. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAME real name is Le'Quinn but my family and loved ones call me QUINN for short i love it because im usually the only one at my school who has that name. it matches my personality which is unique. im the one and ONLY Quinn at my school and im porud of it. but in my high school days, i got teased because my peers thought my name was girly. but as i got older and in college, the girls say how sensitive my name sounds. i was born aug 17th 1990. i love my name so much" Jul. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my dads name is quin and so is my little brothers name" May. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Jessiah's middle name is Quinn. We both love it." May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 3th child is 5 weeks old, and his name is Quinn. Were Dutch, and here in Holland you never hear this name. It`s very special. I really love this name, it`s sounds really good and strong like most people say. I named him Quinn Quincey Quintin. Triple Q. Nice name, and unique also." May. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Quinn was born on Jan 21, 2007. My wife and I both come from an Irish background, so we wanted a good strong Irish name, and Quinn was perfect, we both love the name. Quinn's older sister didn't like the name at first, saying it was weird and a girls name (Thank you, Zoey 101!), but even she loves it now." Apr. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Quinn is unique enough not to be heard everyday, with a strong, masculine yet sensitive feel to it." Feb. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are thinking of naming our second son Quinn. It's a nice, simple name without sounding too trendy or cutesy." Nov. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son will be two in January and he is named Quinn Elliott. We never heard the name before naming him this, but I have heard it since several times. I feel it is a great strong name." Nov. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just named our son Quinn and love the name; however, several nurses and doctors mentioned that it seems to be the most popular "new" name. It sounds like this may be the case." Oct. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named wife and I both love it..." Oct. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name... I think it is fabulous for a boy. Strong and masculine. It means wise, intelligent one in Irish" Sep. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Quinn is my daughter's name. She's 4. It's a perfect name for her. She's very proud of her name." Jul. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name. I am expecting a boy this summer and will definitely name him QUINN. I think there is something very classy about the name." Apr. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have recently begun to like this name for a boy. However, I don't want our future son to have a unisex name." Mar. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name ! It is my husbands name and he didnt like it so much growing up but he loves it now and gets compliments on it all the time." Mar. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Quinn, he was born on Jan 21, 2007. I've heard the "girls name" thing too, but I think it's due to that kids show on TV, that has a girl named Quinn in it." Feb. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People Spell my name Quinne Or Quin An People Pronounce my name like Gwen" Feb. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are due this week and will name him Quinn. One son likes it and the other said it sounds like a girls name." Feb. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son "Quinn". I think it is a very stong male name. I have begun hearing it more frequently to name females, odd I think, always thinking the parent spelled "Gwen" wrong or something. I also have a unisex name, "Kerry", so hopefully he doesn't take too much flack for it groing up!!" Jan. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my son quinn. he was born on the 4th of july! he really likes his name and so does everyone else. we love that he has a fairly unique name:)" Jan. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my daughter Quinn! I think it sounds very feminine. Most people we tell her name to don't like it at first. I hope she does when she gets older!" Dec. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Quinn!!! I love my name but I think it is a very feminine name!! I love how unique my name is but i have gone to school and been in the same class as 2 other Quinn's who were males. In fact i know many other Quinns but they are all male except me:)!" Dec. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my last name is quinn, after my biological father, that I can't see any more, because he got drunk and walked out in front of a car, he's alive, but i don't really hear or see many quinn's by." Sep. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think my name makes me unique because I don't see much others named Quinn." Aug. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like the name Quinn or Quin. In a book I saw a girl named Quinn. Can this name be a girl name too?" Aug. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Quinn and so many people have complimented his name because it's so unique, yet familiar. In our opinion, Quinn is such a decisive, clear and strong name. We love it." Jun. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everyone thinks it is a great name, especially for our little guy who is strong willed and seems "wise" beyond his years." May. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Quinn - it's aname that could be an artsy person, a bookish person, or an athlete - we liked it's versatility." Apr. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in New Zealand we live in AUstralia and we named him Quinn,there are no others here that we know of.Great name." Mar. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Quinn. It means Chief, and is a traditional irish surname that has done the cross over to first names. A strong boy's name, but also quite common among girls. My son Quinn had a girl in his preschool class with the same name! Go figure :)" Feb. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Quinn, we love it and its meaning "wise". It is a strong, unusual boy's name and can't be abbreviated. We often get favourable comments on what a great name we have chosen!" Jan. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Quinn. It's a family surname on my husbands side of the family. It's a strong name with lots of character, and it is a perfect name for him." Nov. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "The mighty Quinn, strong name and plenty of character. We named our son Quinn and the only mix up that he gets is when people assume he's a "Quinton." Many people think that it's an Irish name... don't know, we just liked it." Aug. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "We haven't met too many other Quinns, and he learned to spell his name easily." Jul. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Quynn and I am female. My name is pronounced the same as Quinn. I am forever being called Gwen. People see the y and get confused." Jun. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name for a little boy, I named my first born, something uncomman, but not too crazy." Jun. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      28 Neutral Comments

  • "You name your children what you want to name them. What does it have anything to do with what society views as a gender specific name? My daughters name is Quinn. And wow, if she has parents out there reflecting their ignorant views upon their children, we are really screwed as a society, and my child will suffer because of bully?s like yourself. Who cares??? You should be proud your child holds the name of a gender neutral, strong name. You people who have a problem who Quinn as a girls name are really petty and insecure. And you are projecting that upon your boys. So sad!" Apr. 21, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My full name is Quinn Michael Carr. I've always loved my given name!!! People have mistakenly called me Michael, when my full name is listed, like on a name tag, but I've always replied, "Is that my first name? No, Michael is my middle name. I like my first name! For one thing, you don't often meet that many people within your core circle of friends, acquaintances, or coworkers with the name, so it's unique!!" Sep. 1, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Quinn born in 1962, I have only met one other Quinn in 54 years." Nov. 25, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "There is a little boy in my family named Quinn and I love his name so much! I much prefer it on a boy but I don't mind it for a girl." Mar. 14, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Quin yes one n too. He was born on May 28, 2007. We love the name even though people always want to call him Quinny. (ugh). I think it's perfect for him." Feb. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "We had our baby boy on 2/20/10 and his name is: Quinn Franklin. I love it! It's unique, but not trendy or too strange. I like that it is a simple, strong name and I've always preferred one-syllable names for boys! I think Quinn's nickname will be "Q", which I also like." Jul. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Quin (with just one "n"). My sister calls him "Quincidental." He's 12-years old and I still love the name!" May. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Quinn and at first i didnt like it because no one else had it. Now I love it because no one mixes me up with anybody else. My nick name is Q-Ball my dad got that from a TV show Sliders.Im a boy." Jan. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Quinn is a name for both female and male. My naeis actually Quinn and people call me Quinny, Q-Tip, Quinster, Quinnifer I love them all and yes I am a girl!" Nov. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My second son Quinn was born in 1996. Aside from being a strong Irish name, it is also the name of the small town in South Dakota where my father lived as a small child." Nov. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Quinn is definitely a boy's name so those whole feel we should "get over it" are immature" Jul. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Quinn. I have always thought it was more suited for a girl. It sounds feminine. We get lots of compliments on it. As for the comment about how we need to stop stealing boy names...get over it." Jun. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ummm hello Quinn is a boys name! The crazy people out there naming their girls Quinn should name their daughters William." Apr. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Quinn in 2003 because it was easy to pronouce, easy to spell, and not that common but also not rare (as in kooky). I'm not so fond of the nickname "Quinny" although sometimes people call him that. I prefer "Q"--only one syllable and he likes it too. Quinn does have a strong masculine sound to it as others have mentioned, which I like. He is living up to his name!" Apr. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son is named Quin and I find it a man's name very strong, I alwayd get a comment when people hear me call him" Jan. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Quinn is a boy name. I hate that people are using it for girls. Same with the name Ryan. Girls are so much easier to name and there plenty of nice girl names to choose from. Leave the boy names for the boys people!!" Jan. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is nicknamed Quinn because he is a "fifth" (just as a son who is a third could be nicknamed Trey). My husband and I have some Irish background so that makes it appropriate as well. Besides, it's cool and classy without being too cutesy or trendy. It suits him and we love it!" May. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i only know one quinn...she is a beautiful little girl, so my "take" on the name is that it's feminine. it does't have a masculine sound to my ear. it sounds very soft. reminds me of lynn, brynn,cyn[thia], wynn, not to mention the innumerable girls names that end in -lyn." Apr. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Thinking about naming our third son Quinn. I like the sound of it and also the meaning- It is unique enough without being too odd. Not too many Q names out there for boys!" Oct. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Quinnlyn, but most people call me Quinn. I've found that this name is more popular amoungst males, but I'm female. I love my name because it's unique! For me, it's pronouced like "Kwin" or my full name would sound like "kwin-lyn". Most people spell my (nickname, Quinn) with only one 'n' not Quinn, but Quin. That's frustrating...especially when you have to keep re-ordering Checks because they spell the name wrong." Sep. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I prefer Quinn as a girl's name. However, I do like the name. Short, easy to say, easy to spell, and not TOO popular." Aug. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Quinn is a cute name for a boy. The only Quinn I know is from The Used and when I heard it I was like "That's such a cool name!"" Jul. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Quinn. I am 25 and over the years have received many compliments about my name. I has also allowed me to feel very individualistic having a name, that when I was growing up was very rarely heard; though I believe it to be considerably more common today. Moreover, I find that people from foreign countries, people understanding little english and/or people with heavy acsents have great difficulty pronouncing my name. It is often confussed with "Queen", which I have come to terms with and now jokingly go along with it on occasion. All and all I love my name. Don't really want other people having it, but then again, what is a name really? Is it that important? I don't know? Do you?" Feb. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate


  • "my mother also named me quinnn..except it is quynn....i hate when people mispell it and pronounce it like gwen..." Oct. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "quinn is the best name for a GIRL! i even know a person with the name quinn that is a" Aug. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i live in england and have named my baby girl quinn. it's very uncommon here and people always think it's her surname or she's a boy. we love it since it matches her personality: strong and unique." Dec. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My last name is Quinn and I'm Irish by birth. The family name before coming to America was O'Quinn and the O was drop by my Great Grandparents to sound more American. Quinn is a strong name and a proud name." Oct. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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