Quincy

Quincy comes from a surname derived from a place name in France called Cuinchy, which comes from the given name Quintus which means “fifth” in Latin, either given to a fifth-born child or someone born in the fifth month.

Origin: Latin

Variants:

  • Quincey (English)
  • Quincie (English)
  • Quintus (Ancient Roman)

 

Female forms:

  • Quinta (Ancient Roman)

 

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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)