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Gender: Male Meaning of Gulliver: "glutton" Origin of Gulliver: Irish

The name Gulliver is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "glutton". Gulliver and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Make suggestions based on previous person's signature".

From the experts:

Gulliver is an obscure Gaelic surname known almost solely through its literary Travels until actor Gary Oldman used it for his son, instantly transforming it into a lively option. British actors Damian Lewis, of Homeland, and Helen McCrory also have a son named Gulliver.

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Famous People Named Gulliver

Gulliver William McGrath, Australian actor
Kevin Gullifer "Gulliver" Smith, Australian singer-songwriter
Gulliver Ralston, English musician and academic
Gulliver Flynn Oldman (b. 1997), son of actor Gary Oldman
Gulliver Lewis (b. 2007), son of British actors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory

Pop Culture References for the name Gulliver

"Gulliver's Travels," classic book by Jonathan Swift about main character Lemuel Gulliver
Gulliver Toscanni, main character in anime "Gulliver Boy"
Gulliver, a talking raven in the German animated series "Benjamin Bluemchen"
Gulliver, a seagull character and sailor in the Animal Crossing video games


theeversolovelyjenna Says:


I have a cat named Gulliver, but would never give the name to a child. "Glutton" is too negative of a meaning for my liking, but it works perfectly for my gluttonous kitty! :)

katinka Says:


I love these jaunty Irish surname names! Gulliver is one of the more obscure, but still very recognisable. Gully or Gull could definitely work as nicknames.

headintheclouds Says:


The meaning of this name is terrible! Glutton? :( Gulliver sounds like the ultimate swashbuckling adventurous name to me due to Gulliver's Travels, but the meaning, the similar sound to "gullible" and the -liver spelling at the end there really turn me off the name now.

If you don't have those bad associations though, I think it's a cute name, and sounds like a mix between Gunnar and Oliver, a mix between classic vintage and trendy adventurism- reminds me a little of steampunk-era names. Gully would be an adorable nickname.

senseandsensibility Says:


This name reminds me of nice childhood times. Although the connection to "Gulliver's Travels" is kind of strong, it feels modern. I can easily imagine a gent wearing that name.