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What does Sully mean?

Sully Pronunciation of Sully [sul-ly] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sully is "south meadow". Place name. Painter Thomas Sully.

Associated with: old english, meadow.


Sully has 2 variants: Sulleigh and Sulley.

Affiliated boy name: Sullivan.

Creative forms:
(male) Soly, Sulby, ..

(female) Sulia, Sulla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sully Aidan (S.A.), ..

How popular is Sully?

Sully is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#30023 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Sully (outside Top 2000) is Sullivan (#459 a year ago). Adoption of this form of Sully was at its peak in 2015 (#459). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sullivan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sully and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sully is alike in pronunciation to Saulo, Sealey, Seeley, Seely, Seelye, Sela, Selah and Sollie. Other recommended names are Billy, Cully, Dunly (see Dunley), Hilly, Hurly, Huxly, July, Kelly, Rolly, Scully, Selby, Shelly, Sill, Sills, Skelly, Sly, Sujay, Sunny, Tully, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sully.

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