Sully - boys name

Sully name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 77%

Sully name meaning:

The name Sully is typically used as a nickname for the given name Sullivan. Sullivan is of Irish origin and has Gaelic roots. The name is believed to be derived from the Gaelic surname Ó Súilleabháin, which means "little dark-eyed one". This suggests that Sully is a diminutive form, which is commonly used to refer to someone who is small or young.

In addition to its Gaelic origin, Sully also has connections to English and French names. In English, it can be seen as a variant of the name Solomon, meaning "peaceful". In French, it can be associated with the word "souillon", which means "dirty" or "slovenly". However, these interpretations are less commonly associated with the name Sully.

Overall, the name Sully carries a sense of youthfulness, possibly indicating a young boy or someone with a small stature. It also carries traits such as dark eyes, peace, and even a hint of playfulness.

Origin: English

To stain.

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Overall UK ranking: 1078 out of 4789

26 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Sully

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