- a male or female given name: from a Latin word meaning “fifth.”
Examples from the Web for quentin
Great for the aspiring Quentin Tarantino, or for the aspiring next Feiffer.The Best Gift Books of 2014
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September 27, 2014
You worked with Steven Spielberg in Lincoln and Quentin Tarantino in Django Unchained.Kentucky’s Finest Antihero: Walton Goggins on Justified’s Chameleon Villain
February 11, 2014
Quentin is no longer that little discolored alien placed on my chest in the delivery room.
On Dec. 10, at 8:27 a.m., baby Quentin came into the world purple and covered in white goo.
For as Quentin wins Isabelle at last, what more success need we want?Sir Walter Scott
Nor was the defeat at St. Quentin the only disaster which the French arms experienced.The Reign of Mary Tudor
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With luck, the syndicate would get him off with a couple of years at Quentin.Gun for Hire
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And Quentin was served in all things as though he had been a king.
Quentin was shivering with the surprise and newness of it all.
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.