From the Latin name Quintinus. Traditionally, it's the name given to the fifth born. Currently the 396th most popular name for boys (although I think it would make a nice girl's name, too) in the U.S., and had its peak in popularity in 1919, when it was 220th.
|Quentin Roosevelt in his WWI|
Fictional Quentins: Quentin Kirrin (Enid Blyton's The Famous Five series), Quentin Travers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
My Quentins: I have one. He's the only Q-character I have, which is why he's here today. He's in Emilie's class, so he may get some air time later on.
Do you know a Quentin? Have you heard of any of the famous ones?
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