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What does Cullin mean?

Cullin Pronunciation of Cullin [cullin] as a name for boys means "good-looking lad; handsome". Cullin is an alternate spelling of Cullen (Irish, Gaelic): poet William Cullen Bryant.

Associated with: good, handsome.


Cullin has 1 variant: Cullan.

1 more different relation via Cullen: Cullinan.

Creative forms:
(male) Cowlin, Culan, ..

(female) Culli, Cullia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cullin Leopold (C.L.), ..

How popular is Cullin?

Cullin is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#47735 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Cullen (#571 in recent rankings) is the only prominent related form of Cullin (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Cullan, are seldom used. This form of Cullin reached the peak of its popularity a decade ago (#413) and is somewhat less conventional today (#571, 27.4% less usage). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cullen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cullin and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cullin is alike in pronunciation to Caelan, Caelen, Cailin, Calan, Callan, Caolain, Caolan, Colan, Colin, Collen, Collin, Colwin, Colwyn, Colyn, Kaelin, Kalin, Keallin, Keelin, Kellan, Kellen, Kellin, Kelwin, Killian, Quillan and Quillen. Other recommended names are Allin, Burlin, Callis, Callum, Calvin, Carlin, Catlin, Cillian, Cleon, Coldin, Colldin (see Colden), Collie, Collins, Collis, Conlin, Culley, Cully, Dallin, Gullan, Mallin, Mellin, Rollin, Tallin, Tullie and Tullis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cullin.

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