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Meaning and name origin

Sullivan \s(u)-lli-van\ as a boy's name is pronounced SIL-ih-vun. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Sullivan is "dark eyes". Composer Arthur Sullivan; TV host Ed Sullivan; architect Louis Sullivan.


Sullivan has 3 variant forms: Sullavan, Sullevan and Sully.


Sullivan is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#105 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sullivan for boys. Sullivan reached its highest rank of #463 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sullivan outside U.S.