I love this name but that's because it's my brother's name. It fits him well and he is small and darker than the rest of us. But I think it'd be nice on many people. It has a lot of good nicknames, Sully, Sul (I call him Sal), Ivan (we never call him this).
picajay  1/5/2020
I like Sullivan, like Solomon and Jackson, a last name could work as a first name as well.
PickleJuice  8/17/2019
Sounds like a brand name.
kayisforkeen  10/18/2018
One of my cousins named their newborn son this. It's not my favorite name. I mainly think of it as a surname or the big blue guy from Monster's inc.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2018
I do like the name Sullivan. I mainly enjoy it for the nickname Sully, which I think it really cute! I like the name Sullivan because it reminds me of something I would name a pet! And I love animals! I also love “pet names” on children.
CrayStay  4/4/2018
I sorta like this name as a first name.
DundiculutNicholas  1/12/2017
I think this a sexy, handsome name for a guy. ;)
― Anonymous User  8/22/2014
I love this name for a boy. I hope it doesn't get too popular.
hattie98  3/27/2014
Always been sort of neutral towards it, as it's my surname. However, I think it's a bit heavy sounding, and not really all that fit to be a first name.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2011
This name has a nice ring to it, like Donovan.
Hushpuppy  10/7/2010
There should actually be two Ls in the original form of this name: Súilleabhán, Ó Súilleabháin. The second L comes from the D in _dubh_, for what it's worth: _súil_ 'eye' + _dubh_ 'black, dark' + _-án_ (a diminutive ending). [noted -ed]
embryomystic  9/21/2009
A GIRL at my school has this name. I don't like it at all. Sounds like a last name.
becca_marciano  1/15/2009
Sullivan is the name of Tom Waits' second son.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2008
This sucks as a first name. It sounds pretentious, yet not very high class.
slight night shiver  5/8/2008
I don't really care for the name "Sullivan," but I think it would make a nice middle name. Also, I ADORE the nickname "Sully!"
― Anonymous User  7/4/2007
Patrick Dempsey named one of his twin sons Sullivan Patrick.
― Anonymous User  3/18/2007
I like this as a male name, especially with the nickname Sully.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2006
Sullivan can also be used on a girl. I know two female Sullivans.
― Anonymous User  8/1/2006
The translation is faulty, but the form is accurate:

Ua (Ó) Súileabháin : Clann of the White ("Blind") Eyed One.

Spelling may vary.
deois  4/19/2006

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