Quentin


Quentin

Infobox Given Name Revised
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gender = Male
meaning = the fifth
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origin = Latin
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derived = Quintinus

Quentin (Latin "Quintinus", from "Quintus") is a Latin-derived male given name meaning "the fifth".

People

People commonly known solely as Quentin include:
*Saint Quentin
*Quentin Blake - illustrator, famous for illustrating for Roald Dahl books
*Quentin Leo Cook (a.k.a. Fatboy Slim) - British musician
*Quentin Crisp - openly gay author and social critic
*Quentin Hubbard - son of the founder of the Church of Scientology
*Quentin Jammer - American professional National Football League football player
*Quentin Meillassoux - French philosopher
*Quentin Bryce - Australia's first female Governor General
*Quentin Richardson - American professional National Basketball Association basketball player
*Quentin Roosevelt - son of 26th President Theodore Roosevelt, Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps, killed in action during World War I in 1918
*Quentin Roosevelt II - son of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Major in the United States Army and vice president of China National Aviation Corp, killed in a plane crash in 1948
*Quentin Smith
*Quentin Tarantino - film director

Fiction

*Quentin Beck, a.k.a. Mysterio, a supervillain, enemy of Spider-Man
*Quentin Collins, a main character on the ABC soap opera Dark Shadows
*Quentin Compson, a main character in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom!
*Quentin Costa, a character in Nip/Tuck
*Quentin Durward, a Scottish archer in the service of the French King Louis XI
*Quentin Kelly, a main character on the sitcom Grace Under Fire
*Quentin Travers, leader of the Watchers' Council on the television program Buffy the Vampire SlayerQuentin, a character in Edward Goreys poem. 'Q is for Quentin who sunk in a mire'
*Quentin Kirrin, Uncle Quentin from Enid Blytons "Fomoaus five".

Places

Places commonly known as Quentin include:
* Quentin, Pennsylvania
* San Quentin, California
* Many French towns are called "Saint-Quentin"

Other

* HMS Quentin (G78)

ee also

* Saint Quentin
* Battle of St. Quentin
* San Quintin
* San Quentin State Prison

See also

* Quintino


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  • Quentin — masc. proper name, from Fr., from L. Quin(c)tianus, from quintus the fifth. Roman children in large families often were names for their birth order (e.g. Sextius; see OCTAVIAN (Cf. Octavian)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Quentin — /kwen tn/, n. a male or female given name: from a Latin word meaning fifth. * * * † ˈquentin Obs. rare 0. [a. F. quentin ‘French Laune’ (Cotgr.). Cf. quintin.] ‘A sort of French Linnen cloth that comes from S. Quentin in Picardy’ (Miége 1687;… …   Useful english dictionary