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The first name 

Quinn is a unisex first name. It is given slightly more often to girls than to boys.

Quinn known and loved in the US!

The name Quinn is not currently one of the fashionable names trending in the top 10 rankings, but it is still popular and common. Recently, it has consistently ranked among the top 1,000 most popular first names in the United States. It is currently #170 in the SmartGenius ranking.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Quinn mean?

The given name Quinn is an Irish Gaelic given name. Originally, this first name was a family name, that can be translated as ‘the wise’.

What does 'wise' mean? A wise person is able to understand and learn from their experiences, and is able to think critically and make sound judgments.

People with great talent are called Quinn.

An Acclaimed NBA Player

Quinn Cook (*1993)
The American basketball player Quinn Cook played for several NBA teams including the LA Lakers, the Golden State Warriors, the Dallas Mavericks, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He won the NBA championships in 2018 (Golden State Warriors) and in 2020 (Lakers). In the end of 2022, Cook signed with the Zhejiang Lions, transitioning from the NBA to the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) for the first time in his career.

A Child Prodigy

Quinn Sullivan (*1999)
Quinn Sullivan is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Massachusetts who rose to prominence as a child prodigy. He first gained recognition at the age of six, appearing on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'. He performed with several famous blues musicians and artists including Buddy Guy and B.B. King. He released his first album when he was twelve years old and has since recorded several others.

A TV Legend

Quinn Martin (1922 - 1987)
Quinn Martin was an American television producer who was known for a number of popular TV shows in the 1960s and 1970s, including 'The Fugitive' (1963

Former Actress and Author

Quinn Cummings (*1967)
The American entrepreneur, author, humorist, inventor and former actress Quinn Cummings rose to prominence as a child actor: She portrayed Lucy McFadden in the comedy-drama 'The Goodbye Girl' (1977), which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award. Since she quit acting, she has become a best-selling author and is known for her writing on parenting, social media, and popular culture.

Go on a journey to places 
with your name

When you hear the name Quinn, you might first think of people. But did you know that there are also places with the name Quinn? Are you also called Quinn? Maybe one day you will visit the places that are named just like you...

Explore the ghost town...

Quinn in Michigan. It is a former settlement from the 19th century which was located in Clinton Township, Macomb County.

An Intermittent River

In the desert of northwestern Nevada, there is an intermittent river named Quinn River. It was once known as the Queen River and has a length of approximately 110 miles.

Historical Buildings

There are four houses called Quinn House. They all where build in the 19th century and are located in California, Wyoming, New York and Massachusetts.

A Town in South Dakota

In Pennington County, South Dakota, you can find a small town named Quinn. It has 63 residents and is the home of the Badlands Observatory.

Quinn has 5 letters 
and begins with a Q

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The Q is really rare as a first letter for given names: only 0.6% of all common first names in the US begin with a Q. Only the letters U and X are even rarer as the initial letter of first names. By the way, the most common first letters for given names are A and J.

With five letters, the name Quinn is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that as 0.6% of all first names start with a Q, all other letters occur on average six times as often as the Q.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Quinn

If your name is Quinn and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Quinn

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Quinn, you can simply say:






This is how the name Quinn is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Quinn in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Quinn

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Quinn is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Quinn

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Quinn sounds like this: