Where did the baby name Quindon come from in 1996?

Quindon Tarver singing in the movie "Romeo + Juliet" (1996).
Quindon Tarver in “Romeo + Juliet

According to the U.S. baby name data, the name Quindon was one of the top debut names of 1996:

  • 1998: 11 baby boys named Quindon
  • 1997: 23 baby boys named Quindon
  • 1996: 67 baby boys named Quindon [debut]
  • 1995: unlisted
  • 1994: unlisted

(The variant form Quinden popped up the same year.)

If you remember the 1996 movie William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, then you’ll remember who kicked off the name: young singer Quindon Tarver (b. 1982), who covered two songs for the film: Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and Rozalla’s “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good).” In fact, he can be seen singing the latter song in the film’s wedding scene.

What are your thoughts on the name Quindon? Would you use it?

Source: Quindon Tarver – Wikipedia

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