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Meaning and name origin

Cullen \c(ul)-len\ as a boy's name is pronounced KULL-en. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cullen is "good-looking lad; handsome". Poet William Cullen Bryant.


Cullen has 3 variant forms: Cullan, Cullin and Cullinan.


Cullen is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1859 out of 88799, Top 2%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cullen for boys. Cullen reached its highest rank of #413 in the U.S. in 2010 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cullen name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Cullen is also pronounced similarly to Caelen, Callan, Collen, Collin, Kellen and Quillen. Another suggested similar baby name is Culley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cullen.