Quinlan Meaning and Origin

Quinlan is a boy’s name meaning “shapely, strong, or descendant of Caoinlean” and is of Irish origin. The name Quinlan has both Irish and Gaelic origins. It is derived from the Irish surname Ó Caoindealbháin, which means “descendant of Caoindealbhán.” The name is composed of two elements: “caoin,” meaning “slender” or “beautiful,” and “dealbhán,” meaning “form” or “shape.” Quinlan is primarily used as a surname but can also be used as a given name. It gained popularity as a first name in the English-speaking world during the 20th century. Famous individuals with the name Quinlan include actors Quinlan Dempsey Stiller and Quinlan Terry.

Names similar to Quinlan:

  • Rowan
  • Declan
  • Finnian
  • Sullivan
  • Killian
  • Ronan
  • Nolan
  • Eamon
  • Keegan
  • Tiernan


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