From Italian quattro
meaning "four" and occhi
meaning "eyes", a nickname for a person who wore glasses. It is usually found in Sicily.
From a given name that was derived from Old English cwen
meaning "queen, woman"
. In some occurrences it may have been a nickname.
Habitational name from Quesada, a place in Jaén in southern Spain. The place name is of uncertain derivation; it could be connected to Old Spanish requexada
meaning "corner, tight spot"
Nickname for a quick or agile person, ultimately from Old English cwic
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuaig
meaning "descendant of Cuaig"
, a given name of unknown meaning.
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Coigligh
meaning "descendant of Coigleach"
, a given name meaning "untidy".
in Spanish, a nickname for someone with a large jaw.
Originally from various place names in Normandy that were derived from the given name Quintus
From Irish Ó Caoindealbháin
, which means "descendant of Caoindealbhán"
, a given name meaning "comely form".
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuinn
meaning "descendant of Conn"
From various Spanish place names derived from quiñón
meaning "shared piece of land"
, derived from Latin quinque
Quintana Spanish, Catalan
Originally indicated someone who lived on a piece of land where the rent was a fifth of its produce, from Spanish and Catalan quintana
"fifth", from Latin quintus
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuirc
meaning "descendant of Corc"
, a given name meaning "heart".
Denoted a person from one of the various places of this name in Spain, which may derive from Galician queiroa
Created by Miguel de Cervantes for the main character in his novel Don Quixote
(1605), about a nobleman who goes mad after reading too many heroic romances and decides to become a wandering knight under the name Don Quixote. His real name in part one of the book is conjectured to be Quixada
, though in part two (published 10 years after part one) it is revealed as Alonso Quixano
. The Spanish suffix -ote