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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Quinlan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Quinlan

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Alt. Meaning

Q is for quiet, your peaceful evenings.

U is for upstanding, the honorable way to be

I is for innovator, always improving

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

L is for loyalty, that you show.

A is for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

N is for nifty, how neat!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Quinlan

Kathleen Quinlan is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1972. Kathleen was given the name Kathleen Denise Quinlan on November 19th, 1954 in Pasadena, California.


Maeve Quinlan is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Maeve was given the name Maeve Anne Quinlan on November 16th, 1964 in Chicago.


Karen was born on March 29th, 1954 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She passed away on June 11th, 1985.


Renold was born on July 7th, 1989 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


Anthony Quinlan is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2005. Anthony was born on October 16th, 1984 in City of Salford.


John was born on October 30th, 1974 in Winchester, Massachusetts,. John is also known as Quinlan and John Joseph.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1977 5 0 5
1978 8 0 8
1979 7 0 7
1981 5 0 5
1982 8 0 8
1983 7 0 7
1984 10 0 10
1985 12 0 12
1986 8 0 8
1987 15 0 15
1988 15 5 10
1989 21 0 21
1990 15 0 15
1991 32 0 32
1992 39 7 32
1993 38 6 32
1994 53 11 42
1995 59 7 52
1996 75 11 64
1997 89 14 75
1998 103 17 86
1999 129 22 107
2000 132 22 110
2001 126 26 100
2002 126 22 104
2003 134 26 108
2004 127 28 99
2005 138 26 112
2006 174 30 144
2007 169 34 135
2008 132 29 103
2009 105 23 82
2010 137 48 89
2011 115 26 89
2012 117 37 80
2013 89 29 60
2014 82 26 56
2015 76 25 51
2016 76 28 48
2017 71 20 51
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Quinlan

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Quinlan as a first name

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Popularity of Quinlan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Quinlan U.S.
  White 92.68% 64.26%
  African American 1.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Quinlan

People with the last name Quinlan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Quinlan

  • How Popular is the name Quinlan? Quinlan is the 5,346th most popular name of all time. As a last name Quinlan was the 3,469th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Quinlan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,879 babies born with the first name Quinlan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Quinlan to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Quinlan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Quinlan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Quinlan is Friday, January 18th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Quinlan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Quinlan was in 2006 with a total of 144 babies.
  • Random Quinlan Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Quinlan is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Quinlan: Your name in reverse order is Nalniuq. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nqnilau. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Quinlan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,302 people with the last name Quinlan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Quinlan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Quinlan as their last name.

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  • 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).
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