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Origin: English, Irish

Meaning: a Middle English word referring to a quill pen made out of the feather of a bird, or referring to a bobbin or spindle used in yarn.

Quill is also an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of O'Cuill (or O'Coill) meaning "descendant of Coll", the latter meaning "hazel tree", "wood" or "shrub". O'Cuill has also been translated as Woods.

  • Quilla (a strictly feminine form of the name)