Meaning:Spear, armed with a spear
Quirinus is a masculine name with Latin and Sabine roots steeped in Roman mythology. One of the OG deities from the Roman era, Quirinus is recognized as an early god of war and an epithet for Janus. His name comes from the Sabine word quiris, meaning “spear,” and is interpreted as “armed with a spear.” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone features the character Quirinus Quirrell, a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who hosted You-Know-Who. Quirinus flaunts an exacting ferocity that only the bravest can withstand.

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