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Cullen

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Cullen

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Cullen in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Cullen:

  • Records indicate that 9,703 boys in the United States have been named Cullen since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2010, when 674 people in the U.S. were given the name Cullen. Those people are now 8 years old.

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      2 Positive Comments

  • "We named our boy Cullen and we love it. It has never been mistaken for Colin but sometimes people think we ae saying Callum! We wouldn't change it for the world!" Mar. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Cullen (born 1996) because it was my maiden name, and we love it because of the family connection and because it's unusual. His name is, however, constantly mispronounced and misspelled. Usually people think his name is Colin. He'd like to be "John" at the moment, but I think later on he'll appreciate it." Aug. 10, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "I still like the name but after naming one of my son's "Cullen" in the late 90's and dealing with the constant mispronunciation (until after Twilight) I think I would chose another name if I had to do it all over again. My poor kid got awful tired of being called Collin and Colon (WT?) or the like." Jul. 13, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "There are several schools of thought for the derivation of the name Cullen. I believe the name the April 2006 noter was looking for when he said "Kill Cullen" was most likely CuChulainn, meaning literally "Hound of Cullan". There is an old Irish story involving a boy wanting to be a warrior for King Cullan, who slew Cullan's hound and by way of apology stayed on to guard the palace, changing his name to Hound of Cullan. Irish Gaelic being what it is, there are many spellings of all the names involved, and an Anglicised version would be Cullen. It is generally listed as "Irish surname transferred to forename use, an Anglicized form of Gaelic ż Coileżin, "descendant of Coileżn," hence "whelp, young pup."". Since the 'O' generally means 'son/descendant of', this would seem to bear out 'Cullen' being a derivation of Coileżn, the son of CuChulainn (Or Cu Coileżn). My son is named Cullen, and the name 'young pup' seems oddly appropriate for him, though I'm sure my appreciation is tempered by the idea that he is descended from warriors. Another meaning listed in baby name books is "good lad" or "Handsome lad", which both describe him very well also. :-)" Feb. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've gone by Cullen for many many years now. I was named Cullen before it was popular--one of the original pioneering Cullen's. There were other famous Cullen's before me. Most notably, the warrior known as Kill Cullen. Famous slaying people w/ a spear I heard. Most recently the angel of death, serial killer, Nurse Cullen. Hailed as the most prolific serial killer in all of New Jersey! Enjoy your name! With a name like Cullen, you'll go far!" Apr. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We called our boy Cullen and we love it! It has never been mistaken for Colin, but sometimes people think we say Callum! he definatly suits it and we would have it no other way!" Mar. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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