Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. SUL-i-vən(English)
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Meaning & History

From an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Ó Súileabháin, itself from the given name Súileabhán, which was derived from Irish súil "eye" and dubh "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix. This name has achieved a moderate level of popularity in France since the 1970s. In the United States it was rare before the 1990s, after which it began climbing steadily. A famous fictional bearer of the surname was James P. Sullivan from the animated movie Monsters, Inc. (2001).

Related Names

VariantSully(English)

Popularity

People think this name is

mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   nerdy  

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Entry updated January 21, 2022