Sullivan

Sullivan - A very unique male name



  Jan 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sullivan, meaning black-eyed one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1919 on position #1415. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sullivan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sullivan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Sullivan. The baby boy name Sullivan was given to 508 baby boys in 2012, ranking #488 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,230 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sullivan peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 488.



Famous with this name

Sullivan Stapleton
Andrew Sullivan
Robb Sullivan


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Sullivan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sullivan is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #184 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,072.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Sullivan is where you live.


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Sullivan origin and meaning

Sullivan is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means black-eyed one. To see famous people named Sullivan, pop culture references for the name Sullivan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sullivan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Sullivan, sorted by popularity.

Sylvan / Selvin / Silvano / Silvino / Silviano /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012488
2011522
2010641
2009649
2008712
2007739
2006944
2005926
2004954
20031031
20021171
20011271
20001864
19992069
19981673
19972515
19962009
19952417
19943087
19932751
19923512
19903441
19601759
19521549
19511699
19491720
19461490
19341699
19321522
19271684
19221342
19211997
19191415

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota184
Wisconsin209
South Carolina215
South Dakota258
Nebraska265
Iowa274
Kansas296
Indiana337
Michigan339
North Carolina342
Oregon381
Ohio383
Missouri389
Washington397
Pennsylvania407
Kentucky441
Illinois472
Virginia485
Maryland491
Oklahoma543
Tennessee546
New York551
Massachusetts566
Colorado568
Alabama599
Georgia611
California691
Utah697
Louisiana721
Texas1054
Florida1072

Even more about Sullivan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Sullivan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sullivan?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Sullivan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,230
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1919
2012 births +508

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