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Sullivan 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.
Baby names that sound like Sullivan are Salvian, Sylvan and Silvan.
Popularity of Sullivan
Sullivan is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#105 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Sullivan for boys. (2012 statistics) Compare Sullivan with its variant forms and related boy baby names.