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Quentin

[kwen-tn] /ˈkwɛn tn/
noun
1.
a male or female given name: from a Latin word meaning “fifth.”.
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  • For as Quentin wins Isabelle at last, what more success need we want?

    Sir Walter Scott George Saintsbury
  • Nor was the defeat at St. Quentin the only disaster which the French arms experienced.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • With luck, the syndicate would get him off with a couple of years at Quentin.

    Gun for Hire Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The thought of school was not so terrible to Quentin as Mrs. de Ward had thought it would be.

    The Magic World Edith Nesbit
  • When school was over, one of the boys was told to show Quentin his bed and his locker.

    The Magic World Edith Nesbit
Word Origin and History for Quentin

masc. proper name, from French, from Latin Quin(c)tianus, from quintus "the fifth." Roman children in large families often were named for their birth order (e.g. Sextius; also cf. Octavian). "[P]opular in France from the cult of St Quentin of Amiens, and brought to England by the Normans" ["Dictionary of English Surnames"], but the popular English form as a surname was Quinton.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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