Gender: Female Meaning of Sullivan: "dark eyes" Origin of Sullivan: Irish

Sullivan Origin and Meaning

The name Sullivan is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "dark eyes".

Stylish and boyish but could work for a girl -- especially one with brown eyes -- though Sully is not the most appealing of nicknames.

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indiefendi2 Says:


LOL me either, though for me it's a family name I think it should definitely be left as a surname.

indiefendi2 Says:


A family name for me too, but I never considered Sullivan for a girl! interesting.

egsray Says:


This is a family name for me. I love it for a girl and could call her Liv or Livie.

JossieChris Says:


I love this name for a girl. Nicknames Sully, Liv or Vanna. It is really sweet paired with a highly feminine middle name.

thorn144 Says:


I agree I love the nickname Liv. For a boy I think nickname Sully might be better though

Zelliew Says:


Neither do I

RoddyThlayli Says:


I don't like this on either gender.

rabia_chrisden Says:


I love this name for a girl especially since the nickname Liv can be used