French or English
"stain or from the south meadow"

Sully Origin and Meaning

The name Sully is a boy's name of French origin meaning "stain or from the south meadow".

A jaunty offshoot of Sullivan, Sully will be associated by kids with the beloved character in the Pixar animated film Monsters, Inc. Some notable real-life namesakes are French poet and essayist Sully Prudhomme, the heroic pilot "Sully" Sullenberger, and Sully Erna, lead vocalist of Godsmack.

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Famous People Named Sully

  • René François Armand "Sully" PrudhommeFrench poet and essayist, first to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger IIIAmerican "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot
  • Salvatore Paul "Sully" ErnaAmerican lead singer of Godsmack
  • Sully BoyarAmerican actor
  • Sully Osvaldo BonnellyDominican fashion designer

Sully in Pop Culture

  • James P. "Sulley" Sullivancharacter in Pixar's "Monsters, Inc." movies
  • Sullyconstruction worker Muppet on TV's "Sesame Street," with partner Biff
  • Byron Sullycharacter on TV's "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"
  • "Sully" 2016 film about pilot Sully Sullenberger