Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Quinten

Quinten is another - mainly Dutch - rendition of the Roman name Quintinus which is derivative of the Latin “quintus” meaning “fifth”. The name has been around since ancient times and was commonly bestowed upon the fifth child in terms of birth order or a baby born in the fifth month of the year. The name garnered wider appear in the Middle Ages thanks to the cult and legends which grew up around a 3rd century saint. St. Quentin was a Roman citizen martyred in Gaul (present day Saint-Quentin, Aisne in northern France) for preaching Christianity to the pagans and converting a considerable amount of Gauls. His cult was especially popular in medieval France where he had earlier made his largest impact; a sizable number of place names are so-called in honor of St. Quentin. After his beheading, St. Quentin’s body was unceremoniously thrown onto a river bank by Roman soldiers. According to medieval legend, about 50 years after his death a blind-lady discovered the corpse and severed head completely intact. The sightless woman said she had been led to his gravesite through prayer. She took the body to a hillside for a proper burial and her eyesight was (of course) miraculously restored. A basilica was erected at his tomb a few hundred years later. The Normans brought the name Quentin to England in the later Middle Ages but it has remained most popular in France and Belgium. Quentin is the spelling more preferred in France and the United States. Quinten is used more commonly in Belgium and the Netherlands – it’s often considered the Dutch spelling.

All About the Baby Name – Quinten

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME QUINTEN

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME QUINTEN

The spelling of Quinten showed up briefly on the charts in 1919 and then a few more times in the 1980s and early 90s, but it wasn’t until recently in 1994 when the name finally adhered to the charts in a more permanent fashion. As we mentioned above, Quentin is the most popular spelling used in America, followed by Quinton. Quintin is the next most common, while Quinten remains in last place. No matter what your spelling preference, Quinten is a cool name just by virtue of the fact that it’s one of the very few traditional Q names available. We also like Quinn and Quincy, but Quentin and Quinten are definitely more masculine sounding.

Quick Facts

ON QUINTEN

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

Dutch

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

926

PRONUNCIATION:

KWEN-tin

SIMPLE MEANING:

Fifth

Characteristics

OF QUINTEN

Independent

Individualistic

Ambitious

Strong-willed

Inventive

Successful

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Quinten

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME QUINTEN

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Quinten

Popular Songs

ON QUINTEN

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Quinten


Famous People

NAMED QUINTEN

Quinten Lawrence (football player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED QUINTEN

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Quinten

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME QUINTEN

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Quinten