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Gender: Male Meaning of Cullen: "holly tree" Origin of Cullen: Irish Cullen's Popularity in 2017: #517

The name Cullen is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "holly tree". Cullen is ranked #517 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Cullen is an appealing Irish surname name that upped its cool factor considerably when it became the Twilight family name of Edward et al. It's considerably less popular than it was at its peak in 2010, but is still widely used.

Cullen Jenkins was a defensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles.

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Famous People Named Cullen

Cullen Jenkins, American football player
Cullen Loeffler, American football player
Cullen Jones, American swimmer
Countee Cullen, American poet
Cullen Byington, American vlogger (as part of Cullen & Katie)
Cullen Potter (b. 2007), son of ice hockey player Jenny Schmidgall-Potter

Pop Culture References for the name Cullen

Edward Cullen, character in the Twilight Saga, and family Alice, Emmett, Carlisle, Esme, and later Bella and Renesmee Cullen
Cullen Rutherford, character in the Dragon Age video game series
Cullen Bohannon, character on TV's "Hell on Wheels"

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