Of Irish origin.
Originally a masculine name, which in the last few years is also used as a feminine one.
It was, and still is, used as a surname. Actually, it’s considered one of the most common surnames in Ireland.
Quinn is the Anglicized form of the Irish “Ó Coinn” that means “descendant of Conn”.
In Irish Gaelic “Conn” means chief.
Sources also mention a Celtic translation of Quinn as meaning “wise”.
Quinn can also be a nickname for Quinton, Quinlan and Quentin.
British band “Manfred Mann” reached the top-10 of the charts, in various countries, with the song “Quinn the Eskimo”, also “Mighty Quinn”, written by Bob Dylan in 1967.
In U.K., Ireland and Germany the “Mighty Quinn” reached the No. 1.
Famous male bearers are Quinn Allman, Quinn Duffy, Quinn Cook, Quinn Buckner, Quinn Lord.
Famous female bearers are Quinn Shephard, Quinn O’Hara, Quinn Paul, Quinn Weng.