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What does Cullinan mean?

Cullinan Pronunciation of Cullinan [cul-li-nan] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Cullinan is "good-looking lad; handsome". Cullinan is an alternate form of Cullen (Irish, Gaelic): poet William Cullen Bryant.

Associated with: good, handsome.


2 relations via Cullen: Cullan and Cullin.

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Middle name pairings:
Cullinan Jasiel (C.J.), ..

How popular is Cullinan?

Cullinan is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#12868 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular variation form of Cullinan (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 is Cullen (#571 in 2015). Adoption of this form of Cullinan was more pronounced among parents a decade ago (#413) and is somewhat less 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 Cullinan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Allan, Buchanan, Caelan, Cailin, Callan, Cannan, Caolan, Carling, Caspian, Cassian, Catlin, Chanan, Chaplinn (see Chaplin), Cillian, Claran, Claudan, Clinton, Coleman, Colin, Colla, Collburn (see Colburn), Collden (see Colden), Collen, Collier, Collin, Collins, Collis, Collton, Colman, Colwin, Colwynn, Conan, Conlan, Conlin, Corbinian, Corwinn (see Corwin), Culley, Cully, Cyprian, Dyllan, Eilian, Elhanan, Elian, Eliran, Eunan, Filian, Finan, Flannan, Gilian, Gillan, Gillean, Gillian, Gullan, Julian, Julyan, Jurian, Kellan, Kilian, Killean, Killian, Lucian, Mellan, Nollan, Quillan, Quinlan, Quintan, Salvian, Sulaiman, Sulayman, Suleiman, Sullavan (see Sullivan), Sullevan, Sullivan, Tallan and Tillman. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cullinan.

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