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Meaning and Name Origin

Quin \quin\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Quin). Quin's name origins are Old French, Irish and Gaelic, and the name Quin means "estate of the fifth son; counsel". Quin is a variant of Quincy (Old French): from a Roman clan name. Quin is also a variant of Quinn (Irish, Gaelic): May also possibly mean "descendant of Con", which has connotations for "intelligence".


Quin has 4 related variations via Quincy, Quinn: Quincey, Quinlan, Quinnell and Quinsy.


Quin is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#15374 out of 88799, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Quin and related names. Popular varying forms of Quin (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Quinn (#363 last year) and Quincy (#622). Adoption of these boy names reached its apex in the year 2001 and is now significantly lower. Quincy (#622) and Quinn (#363) are two of the more fashionable birth names in this list, with Quincy undergoing a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Quincy, Quinn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Quinn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Quin is pronounced similarly to Cain and Kain. Another suggested similar baby name is Quint. Like Quin, these names are not commonly used.