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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) (2000 U.S. Census).

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