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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Sullivan
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Sullivan in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Sullivan:
Records indicate that 3,390 boys in the United States have been named Sullivan since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 543 people in the U.S. were given the name Sullivan. Those people are now 8 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Sullivan
Based on the comments submitted below
5 Positive Comments
"My name is Sullivan- I'm a teenage GIRL and I get a lot of compliments on how unique it is. I personally like it a lot!" Jan. 19, 2011:
"I named my son (8 month) Sullivan. It was both my Grandfather's and my Great-grandfather's name. I have had lots ofcompliments on h ow unique and yet classic this name is." Jul. 17, 2008:
"After agonizing over a unique name for our baby boy (two months old) we decided on Sullivan. It is a beautiful name and not to many people have heard of it. I myself did not know of any one else using the name before until reading the other comments on this site." May. 7, 2008:
"We decided on this name for our son (2.5 years old). Named after the surname of my wife's grandmother. We love it and get many compliments. Patrick Dempsey (the TV personality mentioned in the previous entry) named his son Sullivan about a year after we used the name so I imagine it's popularity will increase. Solid Irish name! Like the previous entry we've yet to meet another Sullivan." Mar. 6, 2008:
"We chose this name for our wonderful son (almost 3 years old now). Great Irish boy name. It is unique and we have yet to meet another Sullivan, although a TV personality just named his son Sullivan, so we look for more to show up eventually. TWO THUMBS UP." Dec. 19, 2007:
3 Neutral Comments
"It is a grate nayme. I am a yellowe labradoor wetweever named Sullivan" Nov. 17, 2018:
"My nephew is called Sullivan. He's 10 and my sister gets quite upset when she hears of another one!" Mar. 4, 2011:
"We named our second son Sullivan(almost 7) because we wanted to have a different name and something with a regal tone.I hope it doesn't become popular.(i hate popular!!)" Apr. 25, 2010:
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