Baby Names Starting with Q
QUENNEL: Old French for "dweller by the oak tree." This is not to be confused with the poached dumpling, "quenelle." Namesake: Peter Quennel.
QUENTIN: Latin for "fifth child" and from the Old English for "from the queen's land." William Faulkner immortalized this name in his novel The Sound and the Fury. And Loni Anderson and Burt Reynolds selected Quintin for the name of their baby. Relatives: Quenten, Quenton, Quintin, Quinton, Quent, Quint, Quintilian, Quintus. Namesakes: Saint Quentin, Quentin Crisp, Quentin Compson, Quentin Durward.
QUINCY: From the Old French for "dweller on the fifth son's estate." Relatives: Quince, Quincey, Quin. Namesakes: Quincy Jones, John Quincy Adams.
QUINLAN: Irish Gaelic for "muscular." Ideal for a future bodybuilder. Relatives: Quinlan, Quinlyn, Quin.
QUINN: Irish Gaelic for "wise" or "queen." A unique choice for a boy or girl. Relatives: Quin, Quinton, Cuin, Quillan. Namesakes: Quinn Cummings, Quinn Buckner, Anthony Quinn.
QUINTA: Latin for "fifth-born daughter." Relatives: Quin, Quintilla, Quintelle.