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Quinn is a gender-neutral name with Irish / Celtic / Gaelic roots. It can mean "wise," "intelligent," or "counsel." It began as a Scottish/Irish surname (in Ireland coming from O'Cuinn, meaning "descendent of Conn") but has been used as a first name as well for centuries.

Other names with similar meanings include Dara, Alvis, Boman, Cato, Conroy, Hugo, Ethan, Ronald, Favian, Reginald, and Socrates — all of which have to do with wisdom and "great minds." Names with similar sounds to Quinn include Qhuinn, Quintina, Quintana, Quinta, Quilla, or Queenie.

Currently, the number of male-identifying Quinns outnumber the female-identifying Quinns, but it's getting to be a close race on that. We can likely credit '90s/2000s TV for the surge in girl Quinns — from 'Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman' to the Quinns on 'Daria,' 'Zoey 101,' and 'Glee.'

The name Quinn experienced its first sharp rise in popularity between 1997 and 1999, and has been climbing ever since. It's remained in the top 100 names since 2015 and is holding strong. Famous IRL Quinns include Quinn Sullivan, Quinn Cook, Quinn Starner, Quinn Hughes, Quinn Benet, Quinn Liebling, Quinn Lord, and Quinn Shephard. Manuel Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, known professionally as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican-American actor, painter, writer and director.

Quinn in quotes:

“Enough, Qhuinn thought. Enough with the excuses and the avoidance, and trying to be someone else, anyone else. Even if he got shanked, even if his precious little ego and his dumbass little heart got shattered into a million pieces, it was time to stop the bullshit."
― J.R. Ward, Lover Reborn

"I have lived in a flurry of images, but I will go out in a freeze frame."
— Anthony Quinn


Celtic Baby Names Meaning:

In Celtic Baby Names the meaning of the name Quinn is: Wise.

Gaelic Baby Names Meaning:

In Gaelic Baby Names the meaning of the name Quinn is: Counsel. A Scottish and Irish surname used as a given name from very ancient times.

Irish Baby Names Meaning:

In Irish Baby Names the meaning of the name Quinn is: Counsel; intelligent.

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