Quinn Meaning and Origin

The name Quinn is a unisex name meaning “wisdom or chief” and is of Irish origin. In Irish Gaelic, the name is spelled “O’Cuinn,” which means “descendant of Conn.” Conn was a common Irish name that means “head” or “chief.” The surname Quinn was first found in the county Longford and is borne by numerous Irish families. In fact, Quinn is one of the most common surnames in Ireland. Other sources mention that it derives from ‘Ceann’ meaning head; or from ‘Conn’ meaning counsel. The name Quinn was traditionally given to boys, but it has become increasingly popular as a girl’s name in recent years. Some notable people with the first name Quinn include Quinn Shephard, an American actress and filmmaker, Quinn Cummings, an American actress and writer, and Quinn Cook, an American professional basketball player.

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