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Tarquin Meaning and Origin

The name Tarquin is a Latin boy’s name of unknown meaning. The name is derived from the Etruscan name “Tarchon,” which was the name of a legendary Etruscan prince who was said to have founded the city of Tarquinia. In Roman history, there were two notable individuals named Tarquin. The first was Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, also known as Tarquin the Elder, who was the fifth king of Rome and ruled from 616 to 579 BC. The second was his son, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, also known as Tarquin the Proud, who was the seventh and last king of Rome, ruling from 535 to 509 BC. The name Tarquin has not been very popular in modern times, but it has been occasionally used as a given name in English-speaking countries, particularly in the United Kingdom. Some notable individuals with the name Tarquin include Tarquin Blake, an Irish author and photographer, and Tarquin Gotch, a British businessman and film producer.

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