Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Quinton

Quinton is generally considered the transferred use of an Anglo-Saxon surname originating from two possible sources. First recorded as Quintone in the Domesday Book of 1086, the name comes from the Olde English words “cwen” meaning “queen” and “tun” representing an “enclosure, estate or farm”. Alternately, Quinton is a modified respelling of the Old Roman name Quintinus which is derivative of the Latin “quintus” meaning ‘fifth’. Quintus was a given name during Antiquity and usually bestowed upon the fifth-born child or a child born in the fifth month of the year. Saint Quentin was a 3rd century saint who 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 grew during the Middle Ages, but particularly in France where he made his largest impact and so a sizable number of place names are so-called in honor of St. Quentin. According to legend, after his beheading, Quentin’s body was unceremoniously thrown into river bank by Roman soldiers. About 50 years later a blind-lady discovered the corpse and severed head apparently intact. She claimed to have been lead 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.

All About the Baby Name – Quinton

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME QUINTON

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME QUINTON

Quinton has been around on the American male naming charts since the early 1900s. It should be noted that Quentin is the more popular spelling of this name, while Quinton comes in at a close second. Quinton has never been a super popular name. The height of his usage came in 1990 when the name ranked in at #297 on the charts. This may have been influenced by a famous celebrity couple at the time (Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson) who named their adopted son Quinton in 1988. For whatever reason, Quentin feels more like a forename, while Quinton looks more surnamey. It really comes down to spelling preference since the names sound essentially the same. The name is unique just by virtue of the Q – and Quinn is a great nickname option. When someone asks you what name you’re choosing for your son, just reply: “I’m taking the ‘fifth’ on that question.”

Quick Facts

ON QUINTON

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

548

PRONUNCIATION:

KWIN-tən

SIMPLE MEANING:

Queen’s Estate or Fifth

Characteristics

OF QUINTON

Inspirational

Highly Intuitive

Spiritual Teacher

Extremely Bright

Uplifting

Truth-seeker

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Quinton

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME QUINTON

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

Popular Songs

ON QUINTON

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Famous People

NAMED QUINTON

Quinton Aaron (actor)
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (mixed martial artist)
Quinton Caver (football player)
Quinton Culberson (football player)
Quinton Ganther (football player)
Quinton McCracken (baseball player)
Quinton Ross (basketball player)
Quinton Teal (football player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED QUINTON

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME QUINTON

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