Type Settlement & Political Subdivision
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /kwɪ.ˈbɛk/, /kɛ.ˈbɛk/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

English form of French Québec, derived from the Algonquin word kepec meaning "narrows", referring to the Saint Lawrence River near Quebec city. This is the name of a Canadian province and also the capital city of that province.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesQuébec(French)
Same SpellingQuébec


Entry updated February 28, 2019