Meaning and Name Origin
Tarquin \t(a)-rquin, tar-quin\ as a boys' name is of Latin origin. Roman clan name: the name of two Etruscan kings of early pre-republican Rome (about fifth century AD). The son of the last king caused the famous Rape of Lucretia, the Roman matron who killed herself rather than live in shame. This event led to the downfall of the Tarquins and the change of elected consuls to rule Rome instead. It has been depicted in poetry and drama in various languages.
Tarquin is an uncommon first name for men. Tarquin is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Tarquin for boys. Tarquin has yet to be ranked in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)