"flood, peaceful, or hill"

Tully Origin and Meaning

The name Tully is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "flood, peaceful, or hill".

Tully is a relaxed, rarely used Irish surname possibility. Sources disagree on the meaning, depending on what root is used. The Irish tulach means hill or mound, while tuile means flood. Other sources relate it to the Roman Tullius, most notably the name of the philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero, sometimes anglicized as Tully. Statesman Alexander Hamilton used the pen name Tully when he wrote editorials denouncing the instigators of the Whiskey Rebellion.

The ancient Irish name Tuathal, which is translated as Tully, was given to many Irish kings and heroes.

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Famous People Named Tully

  • Tullyliterary name of Marcus Tullius Cicero, ancient Roman philosopher
  • Tully Arthur BlanchardCanadian,American pro wrestler
  • Tully Marshall (born William Phillips)American actor
  • Tully Meehan SatreAmerican artist, actor, and LGBT activist
  • Tully Cameron BantaCain, American NFL player
  • Tully Chapin Sohmerson of American actress Deirdre Hall

Tully in Pop Culture

  • Tullysurname of a prominent family in George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire"/Game of Thrones series, including Edmure, Catelyn, Lysa, Edmyn, Brynden "The Blackfish," and Hoster Tully