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Origin & Meaning

The name Sullivan is of Irish and English origin.

The meaning of Sullivan is "dark eyes".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 463 in baby name popularity for boys with 628 occurrences.  It ranked 3296 in popular baby names for girls with 49 occurrences. 

View the Sullivan Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Sullivan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Sullivan to other names.


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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.