French form of the Roman name Quintinus. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint, a missionary who was martyred in Gaul. The Normans introduced this name to England. In America it was brought to public attention by president Theodore Roosevelt's son Quentin Roosevelt (1897-1918), who was killed in World War I. Quentin is derived from the Roman family name "Quintinus", itself derived from the word "quintus", which means "fifth".
Quentin Related Names Variants: Quinten, Quintin, Quinton (English), Quenton Other Languages: Quintinus (Ancient Roman), Quinten (Dutch)
Quentin Celebrities Quentin Tarantino - film director, Quentin Cotton - football player, Quentin Harris - football player, Quentin Kopp - politician, Quentin Moses - football player,
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