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What does Quinlan mean?

Quinlan /quin-lan/ as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Quinlan is "fit, shapely, strong".


Quinlan has 1 variant: Quindlen.

Related boy name: Quinn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Quenlan, Quillan, ..

(female) Quinda, Quinta, ..

How popular is Quinlan?

Quinlan is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3306 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Quinlan for boys. Quinlan was first listed in 1995 and reached its peak rank of #1172 in the U.S. in 2006, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Quinlan name in U.S.

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

The only other prominent varying form of Quinlan listed in the Top 2000 is Quinn (#363 via latest list). These relations of Quinlan were popular as baby names in the year 2009 (usage of 0.1%) and are somewhat less common today. Quinn is the most chic baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Quinlan, Quinn in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Quinlan is pronounced similarly to Conlan. Other suggested similar names are Agilan, Bunyan, Cullan, Dilan, Dillan, Duncan, Eilan, Eunan, Fiinean (see Finnian), Fillan, Finan, Finian, Fintan, Foillan (see Faolan), Gillan, Gullan, Keilan, Keillan, Milan, Neilan, Ninian, Phinean, Phinian, Quanah, Quenten, Quentin, Quenton, Quigley, Quillan, Quillen, Quiller, Quilo, Quin, Quinby, Quincey, Quincy, Quinntan, Quinnten, Quinntin, Quinnton, Quinsy, Quint, Quintain, Quintan, Quinten, Quintin, Quinton, Quintus, Quintyn, Quintynn and Scanlan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Quinlan.