Quentin

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Old French. Name of a third century French martyr, from Latin Quintinus, derivative of the Roman praenomen Quintus, from quintus ("fifth"). It was brought to England by Normans, but never became particularly popular.

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Quentin

  1. A male given name.
    • 2003 Maeve Binchy, Quentins, Orion, ISBN 0752851659, page 79:
      Quentin Barry had always wished that he had been called Sean or Brian. It was hard to be called Quentin at a Christian Brothers school in the 1970s. But that was the name they had wanted, his beautiful mother Sara Barry had wanted, she who had always lived in a dream world far more elegant that the one she really lived in.
  2. A female given name occasionally used.

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Quentin

  1. A male given name of Latin origin; recently popular.

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