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Meaning and name origin

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


Sully has 2 variant forms: Sulleigh and Sulley.

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


Sully is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#67400 out of 88799, Top 76%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Sully and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Sullivan (#463). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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 also pronounced similarly to Seely. Other suggested similar baby names are Cully, Scully, Shelly, Sill, Skelly, Sly and Tully. Like Sully, these names are not commonly used.