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What does Sully mean?

Sully \s(ul)-ly\ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sully is "south meadow". Place name. Painter Thomas Sully.


Sully has 2 variants: Sulleigh and Sulley.

For more information, see also the related boy name Sullivan.


Sully is a rare given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#67400 out of 88799, Top 76%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Sully and affiliated names. The only prominent variation form of Sully (#unlisted) is Sullivan (#463 a year ago). Adoption of this boy name is at its peak presently. Sullivan (#463) is the most trendy boy name among these, with this name going through a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 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 Seely. Other recommended similar baby names are Cully, Scully, Shelly, Sill, Skelly, Sly and Tully. Like Sully, these names are not commonly used.