Quentin

First Name
40k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
260
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Quentin mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Quentin

"Quentin" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Fifth". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Old French. Name of a third century French martyr, from Latin Quintīnus, derivative of the Roman praenomen Quintus, from quintus (“fifth”). It was brought to England by Normans, but never became particularly popular.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name occasionally used.

Quentin was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Quentin

Quentin Tarantino is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to present. Quentin was given the name Quentin Jerome Tarantino in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

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Norman Cook/Fatboy Slim is a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to present. Norman was given the name Quentin Leo Cook on July 31st, 1963 in Bromley, Kent, England. Norman is also known as Fatboy Slim, others. See pseudonym section, and others.See pseudonym section.

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Quentin Quire is a comics character.

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Quentin Crisp was a writer. Quentin was given the name Denis Charles Pratt on December 25th, 1908 in Sutton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He left this life on November 21st, 1999.

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Mr. Oizo is a french house, techno, and experimental music record producer, disc jockey, filmmaking, composer, and songwriter. He plays Synthesizer, Sampler (musical instrument), Drum machine, and Computer. He was most active from 1991 to present. Mr. was given the name Quentin Dupieux on April 14th, 1974 in Paris. Mr. is also known as Mister Oizo.

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Sir Quentin Blake is an artist. Quentin was given the name Quentin Saxby Blake on December 16th, 1932 in Sidcup, Kent, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Quentin

Caroline Quentin is an actress and comedienne. Her ongoing career started in 1983. Caroline was given the name Caroline Jones on July 11th, 1960 in , England.

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Carlos Quentin is a baseball player for the Minnesota Twins. Carlos was born on August 28th, 1982 in Bellflower, California.

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Saint Quentin was a saint. He holds the title Martyr. He died in 287.

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Yvan Quentin is a soccer player for the FC Sion, Neuchâtel Xamax, FC Zürich, and Switzerland national football team. Yvan was born on May 2nd, 1970 in Collombey-Muraz.

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Florence Quentin is a director, screenwriter, and film director. She was most active from 1983 to present. Florence was born on September 5th, 1946 in Paris, France.

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George Quentin was a notable somebody. George was born in 1848. He passed away in 1928.

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How popular is the baby name Quentin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1900 5 0 5
1904 5 0 5
1905 8 0 8
1907 12 0 12
1908 10 0 10
1909 11 0 11
1910 13 0 13
1911 13 0 13
1912 22 0 22
1913 27 0 27
1914 28 0 28
1915 32 0 32
1916 54 0 54
1917 72 0 72
1918 480 0 480
1919 572 6 566
1920 338 0 338
1921 232 0 232
1922 161 0 161
1923 167 0 167
1924 188 0 188
1925 110 0 110
1926 104 0 104
1927 107 0 107
1928 107 0 107
1929 98 0 98
1930 108 0 108
1931 104 0 104
1932 76 0 76
1933 67 0 67
1934 69 0 69
1935 72 0 72
1936 56 0 56
1937 60 0 60
1938 61 0 61
1939 73 0 73
1940 56 0 56
1941 59 0 59
1942 109 0 109
1943 88 0 88
1944 119 0 119
1945 101 0 101
1946 118 0 118
1947 111 0 111
1948 118 0 118
1949 104 0 104
1950 121 0 121
1951 112 0 112
1952 130 0 130
1953 113 0 113
1954 132 0 132
1955 119 0 119
1956 138 0 138
1957 114 0 114
1958 137 0 137
1959 125 0 125
1960 127 0 127
1961 148 0 148
1962 140 0 140
1963 223 0 223
1964 239 0 239
1965 183 0 183
1966 165 5 160
1967 168 0 168
1968 176 0 176
1969 267 0 267
1970 417 5 412
1971 390 6 384
1972 351 7 344
1973 339 5 334
1974 337 0 337
1975 419 8 411
1976 529 8 521
1977 632 9 623
1978 473 6 467
1979 480 0 480
1980 479 8 471
1981 443 6 437
1982 644 5 639
1983 744 8 736
1984 616 14 602
1985 604 7 597
1986 640 7 633
1987 712 12 700
1988 778 8 770
1989 753 5 748
1990 729 0 729
1991 656 5 651
1992 647 0 647
1993 595 0 595
1994 718 0 718
1995 908 8 900
1996 965 0 965
1997 992 0 992
1998 1,052 0 1,052
1999 865 0 865
2000 871 0 871
2001 769 5 764
2002 783 6 777
2003 835 0 835
2004 917 5 912
2005 917 5 912
2006 881 0 881
2007 817 0 817
2008 810 0 810
2009 807 0 807
2010 713 0 713
2011 696 0 696
2012 628 0 628
2013 730 0 730
2014 620 5 615
2015 619 6 613
2016 628 0 628

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Popularity of Quentin as a first name

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Popularity of Quentin as a last name

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Common last names for Quentin

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Williams
  • Wilson
  • Roberts
  • Clark
  • Moore
  • Cooper
  • Thomas
  • Cook

Common first names for Quentin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Quentin U.S.
  White 80.00% 64.26%
  African American 11.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Quentin

People with the last name Quentin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Quentin

  • How Popular is the name Quentin? Quentin is the 1,144th most popular name of all time. As a last name Quentin was the 74,375th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Quentin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39,730 babies born with the first name Quentin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Quentin to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Quentin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Quentin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Quentin is Wednesday, February 4th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Quentin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Quentin was in 1998 with a total of 1,052 babies. That's a lot of babies named Quentin!
  • Random Quentin Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Quentin ranks 76th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 50 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Quentin: Your name in reverse order is Nitneuq. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ntueiqn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Quentin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 260 people with the last name Quentin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Quentin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Quentin as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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