Quinn is an Irish-Gaelic name and is suitable for boys and (rarer) for girls. The name Quinn derived from the Irish family name ‘Ó Cuinn.
What does the name Quinn mean?
Quinn means “descendant of Conn/Ciunn”, with Conn meaning “intellect” and “mind” or “head” and “chief” in Irish.
Quinn as a unisex name
The name Quinn is very versatile: it can be given as both a boy’s and a girl’s name, and in English-speaking countries it is also a common surname. Quinn is therefore a real all-rounder as a name. Quinn is still quite rare as a first name, so it’s a good bet if you want your daughter or son to have a more unusual name. Second names for a boy can be Quinn Kyle, Quinn Anthony, Quinn Christopher or Quinn Joshua. Your little daughter could be named Quinn Rose, Quinn Robin, Quinn Melissa or Quinn Tamara.
Famous name bearers
A Quinn from sports is Quinn Ewers, a 2003 born American football quarterback. Despite his young age, Quinn is already really successful as a football player and currently plays for the Texas Longhorns.
American entrepreneur and actress Quinn Cummings (born 1967) was already in front of the camera at the age of eight and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe already as a child. After the birth of her daughter Anneke DiPietro in 2000, she founded the HipHugger Company, which produces baby carriers for infants and toddlers.
Christine Quinn (born 1988) is a part of the popular Netflix show “Selling Sunsets”, where she portrays a luxury realtor in Los Angeles. The show is about the most expensive and luxurious villas in L.A. and a lot of drama between the crew of realtors. Christine Quinn revealed a lot of negative statements concerning the show in an interview.
Another person with Quinn as a last name is Molly C. Quinn (born 1993). The Texan is an aspiring actress and is predominantly known for her role as Alexis Castle in the series “Castle” (2009 - 2016). In 2013, she starred alongside Jennifer Aniston in “We’re the Millers.”
Mexican actor Anthony Quinn‘s (1915 - 2001) real name was Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, but in his acting career he was stably called Anthony Quinn. He starred in countless productions, one of the most famous being the novel adaptation “Alexis Zorbas” (1964). After the death of his father, Anthony had to earn a living as a twelve-year-old and support his family, which had fled to the United States. He worked his way up from unskilled laborer to actor. In 1940s Hollywood, he was cast exclusively as a supporting actor for ethnic roles. His reorientation to Italian cinema eventually brought him leading roles, for example in the film “La Strada - The Song of the Street” (1954). In his old age, Anthony Quinn received media attention because he became a father again with his third wife at the age of 79 and 81 respectively. He died when his youngest son was five years old.
Quinn in pop culture
There are some famous movie characters who have the name Quinn as their last name. One of them is Harley Quinn, a comic book character created by the US American publisher “DC Comics”. The character of Harley Quinn appears in Batman stories and other tales. Her character is characterized by the abusive relationship with the “Joker”, from which she eventually breaks free in the course of the comics. The latest film about Harley Quinn, “Birds of Prey: The Emancipation of Harley Quinn” (2019), puts her character completely in the center for the first time. The film received many positive reviews, also because of the good performance of Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie.