Quinn Name Meaning

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Quinn is a name of Irish origin. It means “descendant of Conn.” Quinn is also a common surname in Ireland. It is a variation of Irish surnames like McQuinn and Ó Cuinn which also means “descendant of Conn.” Although it started as a predominantly masculine first name, Quinn has evolved to a unisex name that can be used for any gender. “Wise” or “counsel" are other potential translations of the name.

  • Origin: Quinn is a name of Irish origin.
  • Gender: Quinn is a unisex name that can be given to a baby of any gender
  • Pronunciation: Kw-in

Although many baby names are separated by gender, Verywell Family believes that sex does not need to play a role in your name selection process. It’s important to select a name that you feel suits your new baby the best.

How Popular Is the Name Quinn?

The popularity of Quinn as a feminine name began in the 1990s. The television show “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” might have influenced this. Even though Quinn started out as a predominantly male name, it’s a more popular choice for girls in the United States today. According to 2020 data from the Social Security Administration, Quinn is the 85th most popular name for girls and 440th most popular name for boys.

Quinn has experienced a steady rise in popularity since the early 2000s. In 2017, 3,596 babies were named Quinn; this was the peak of its popularity in the United States. It has experienced a slight dip in popularity since then but remains a popular name for babies, especially baby girls. 

Name Variations

If you are looking for a fun twist on the name, here are some variations you could consider:

  • Kwen
  • Kwenn
  • Quin
  • Quincey
  • Quincy
  • Quinlan
  • Quinlen
  • Quinna
  • Quinne
  • Quinten
  • Quinton
  • Quynn

Similar Names

Quinn is a strong choice for anyone looking to give their baby an Irish unisex name. If you are looking for similar names, consider:

  • Aedan 
  • Brenda 
  • Carey
  • Casey
  • Cory
  • Damon 
  • Devlin 
  • Dublin
  • Erin 
  • Gael
  • Haley 
  • Kiley
  • Muriel 
  • Regan
  • Rory
  • Ryan
  • Rylie
  • Shane 
  • Shea
  • Sheridan

Suggested Sibling Names

Here are some sibling names that would be a great fit for Quinn: 

  • Aileen
  • Brendan
  • Brian
  • Caitlin
  • Conan
  • Conroy 
  • Dara
  • Fiona
  • Fionn
  • Imogen 
  • Keegan
  • Lana
  • Maira
  • Nessa
  • Niall
  • Rian
  • Siobhan
  • Sean

Famous People Named Quinn

If you’ve decided to name your baby Quinn, you’ve made an excellent choice. Here are some famous and inspiring people who would be sharing the name with your baby: 

  • Quinn Buckner, former American professional basketball player and coach 
  • Quinn Cook, American professional basketball player 
  • Quinn Hughes, American ice hockey player
  • Quinn Johnson, American football player with the Green Bay Packers 
  • Quinn Slobodian, Canadian historian
  • Quinn Marston, American musician and painter 
  • Quinn Nordin, American football player for the New England Patriots  
  • Quinn Ojinnaka, American professional wrestler and former football player
  • Quinn Cummings, American actor and writer 
  • Quinn Shephard, American actor 
  • Quinn McColgan, American teen actor 
  • Quinn Norton, American journalist and essayist

Fictional Quinns

Quinn is a name that has also been used in several works of fiction over the years.

  • Quinn Fabray, a main character in the television series “Glee” 
  • Quinn Fuller, a character in the American television soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” 
  • Quinn Garvey, a character in the television series “How I Met Your Mother” 
  • Quinn James, a character in the television series “One Tree Hill”
  • Quinn Morgendorffer, a character in the television series “Daria” 
  • Quinn Perkins, a character in the television series “Scandal”

More Baby Names

Still searching for the perfect baby name? Check out these related baby name lists for even more options: 

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By Toketemu Ohwovoriole
Toketemu has been multimedia storyteller for the last four years. Her expertise focuses primarily on mental wellness and women’s health topics.