Quintessa

Quintessa seems to be a variant form of Quintessence, originating from Latin quintus (five, fifth) and essentia (being, essence) meaning “fifth essence” or “fifth being”. In medieval philosophy, quintessence was used to refer to the fifth element after air, water, earth, and fire, also known as aether in Greek. It’s also used as a word to refer to something that is the perfect embodiment of something.

Nicknames: Quin/Quinn, Tess, Tessa

Origin: Latin

Variants:

  • Quintessence (English)

 

Quinton

Quinton has two possible origins and meanings. The first is that it’s a variant spelling of Quentin, which is the French form of Roman name Quintinus derived from Quintus meaning “fifth” in Latin, used for a fifth child or a child born in the fifth month of the year.

Quinton is also an English surname meaning “Queen’s town” from Old English elements cwen (queen, woman) and tun (enclosure, settlement, town).

Origin: Latin, Old English

Variants:

  • Quentin (French, English)
  • Quinten (English, Dutch)
  • Quintin (English)
  • Quintinus (Ancient Roman)
  • Quintus (Ancient Roman)
  • Quintillus (Ancient Roman)
  • Quintilian (Ancient Roman)
  • Quintilianus (Ancient Roman)

 

Female forms:

  • Quintina (Ancient Roman)
  • Quinta (Ancient Roman)
  • Quintilla (Ancient Roman)