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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 Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

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