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[kwen-tn] /ˈkwɛn tn/
a male or female given name: from a Latin word meaning “fifth.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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