- Means intelligent or wise
- Variation of Quinn or Quin
History of the name Cuinn
Cuinn is from the Irish O’Cuinn, meaning “the son of Conn.” As a common noun, conn means “wisdom, counsel,” hence the name Conn means “the wise one.”
It might also come from con, genitive of cu, meaning a hound, figuratively applied to a warrior.
“Conn of the Hundred Battles” was one of Ireland’s greatest legendary heroes, who gave his name both to the Province of Connaught, and to hundreds of Irish boys in succeeding generations.
The name was current also among the Celts in Gaul, as attested by coins bearing the name Conno or Konno found in various parts of France.
Related names include Quin, Queen, MacQueen, MacQuinn, O’Quinn, O’Quin, O’Cuinn, O’Coyne, Quincy, Quiney, Quinney, Coyne, Coin and Coen. The name Quince is a patronymic, meaning son of Quinn (“Quinn’s”).