Meaning and Name Origin
Quinn \qu(i)-nn\ as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Quinn) is pronounced kwin. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Quinn is "counsel". May also possibly mean "descendant of Con", which has connotations for "intelligence". A Scottish and Irish surname used as a given name from very ancient times. Quin (keen) is a Spanish short form of Joaquin. Actor Aidan Quinn.
Quinn is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#994 out of 1220, Top 81%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#402 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Quinn for boys. Quinn entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #259 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #363 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Quinn and associated names. Joaquin (#326 last year) is the only other popular varying form of Quinn (#363 last year). Adoption of these boy names was at its peak in 2009 and has become much less since. Joaquin (#326) and Quinn (#363) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this compilation. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)