What does Sullivan mean?
Sullivan [sul-li-van] as a boys' 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.
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How popular is Sullivan?
Sullivan is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#92 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name history of Sullivan for boys. Sullivan reached its apex rank of #459 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Recommended names are Allan▼, Alvan, Bollivar, Callan▲, Cillian, Cullan, Cullin, Cullinan, Dallan, Delavan, Delevan (see Delvin), Dillan, Dyllan, Eilian, Elian, Eliran, Emilian, Filian, Fillan, Galvan, Gilian, Gillan, Gillean, Gillian, Gillman, Gullan, Gulshan, Jivan, Julian▲, Julyan, Jurian, Kellan▲, Kelvan, Kilian, Killean, Killian▲, Lucian▲, Mellan, Nollan, Quillan, Rollan, Salman, Salvian, Salviano (see Salvio), Seligman, Sellden (see Seldon), Selwin, Selwinn (see Selwyn), Sheridan, Shiva, Shivaun, Silvain, Silvan, Silvano, Silvaon, Siprian, Slavin, Sleven, Sloan, Solaman, Sollie, Soloman, Stevan, Stian, Stillman, Sulaiman, Sulayman, Suleiman, Suleyman, Sulleigh, Sulley, Suman, Sylvan, Tallan and Tillman▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sullivan.See names in meaning and etymology.