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
Izumi is a Japanese unisex name though it seems to be more common for women than men. It has a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used, such as 泉 “spring, fountain water” (used for both sexes); 一角 “one + corner, edge; horn, antler; character, part, role”; 五巳 “five + sign of the Snake”; 五澄 “five + clear, pure”; 五美 “five + beauty, beautiful”; 泉美 “spring, fountain water + beauty, beautiful”; 泉水 “spring, fountain water + water”; while for men the kanji used is: 一弥 “one + cross, extend over”; 委清 “committee + clear, pure”; and 泉三 “spring, fountain + three”; 和泉 “peace, harmony + spring, fountain water”; though there are other meanings depending on the kanji.
Izumi is also a surname, used with the kanji 泉 “spring, fountain water”, though there could be other meanings depending on the kanji used.
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
- Quentin (French, English)
- Quinten (English, Dutch)
- Quintin (English)
- Quintinus (Ancient Roman)
- Quintus (Ancient Roman)
- Quintillus (Ancient Roman)
- Quintilian (Ancient Roman)
- Quintilianus (Ancient Roman)
- Quintina (Ancient Roman)
- Quinta (Ancient Roman)
- Quintilla (Ancient Roman)