The Qs of Medieval names


Quena (English): “Woman,” from Old English root cwén.

Queneva, Queniva (English): Derived from Old English name Cwengifu (Woman gift), from roots cwen and gifu.

Quenilda, Quenilla (English): Derived from Old English name Cwénhild, with roots cwén (wife, woman) and hild (battle, war).


Qays (Moorish Arabic): “To compare, to measure.”

Quieton (Czech): Possibly related to Quentin (fifth), from Latin root quintus.


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