Cullen

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Cullen mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Cullen

"Cullen" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "Back of a River". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Cullen

Cullen was born on February 29th, 1984.

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Cullen Jenkins is a football player. Cullen was born on January 20th, 1981 in Detroit.

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Cullen Douglas is an actor, screenwriter, and playwright. He was most active from 1994 to present. Cullen was born Cullen Douglas on July 19th, 1969 in Florida.

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Cullen Finnerty was a football player. Cullen was born on August 18th, 1982. He breathed his last breath on May 27th, 2013.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cullen

Holly Madison is a television personality, model, author, celebrity, and model (people). She was most active from 1998 to present. Holly was given the name Holly Sue Cullen on December 23rd, 1979 in Astoria, Oregon, U.S.

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Peter Cullen is a voice actor and voice acting. His ongoing career started in 1962. Peter was given the name Peter Claver Cullen on July 28th, 1941 in Montreal.

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Tom Cullen is an actor and writer. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Tom was born on July 17th, 1985 in Aberystwyth.

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Brett Cullen is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to present. Brett was given the name Peter Brett Cullen on August 26th, 1956 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Edward is also known as Edward Anthony Masen and Edward Anthony Masen (human name).

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Bill Cullen was a television personality, radio announcer, game show host, and celebrity. His career lasted from 1942 to 1988. Bill was given the name William Lawrence Francis Cullen on February 18th, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. He breathed his last breath on July 7th, 1990.

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How popular is the baby name Cullen in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1883 6 0 6
1887 5 0 5
1891 5 0 5
1894 7 0 7
1895 7 0 7
1896 5 0 5
1899 5 0 5
1901 5 0 5
1903 6 0 6
1904 5 0 5
1905 9 0 9
1907 8 0 8
1910 10 0 10
1911 12 0 12
1912 17 0 17
1913 21 0 21
1914 27 0 27
1915 35 0 35
1916 30 0 30
1917 28 0 28
1918 34 0 34
1919 29 0 29
1920 25 0 25
1921 42 0 42
1922 39 0 39
1923 21 0 21
1924 29 0 29
1925 37 0 37
1926 34 0 34
1927 32 0 32
1928 28 0 28
1929 21 0 21
1930 26 0 26
1931 25 0 25
1932 20 0 20
1933 28 0 28
1934 24 0 24
1935 28 0 28
1936 12 0 12
1937 20 0 20
1938 22 0 22
1939 21 0 21
1940 20 0 20
1941 31 0 31
1942 19 0 19
1943 34 0 34
1944 17 0 17
1945 19 0 19
1946 24 0 24
1947 24 0 24
1948 23 0 23
1949 20 0 20
1950 17 0 17
1951 23 0 23
1952 17 0 17
1953 22 0 22
1954 22 0 22
1955 28 0 28
1956 33 0 33
1957 27 0 27
1958 24 0 24
1959 37 0 37
1960 39 0 39
1961 34 0 34
1962 31 0 31
1963 23 0 23
1964 33 0 33
1965 21 0 21
1966 27 0 27
1967 26 0 26
1968 39 0 39
1969 50 0 50
1970 62 0 62
1971 53 0 53
1972 36 0 36
1973 56 0 56
1974 82 5 77
1975 57 0 57
1976 77 5 72
1977 57 0 57
1978 76 0 76
1979 99 0 99
1980 98 0 98
1981 107 5 102
1982 89 0 89
1983 97 0 97
1984 95 5 90
1985 100 0 100
1986 122 0 122
1987 151 5 146
1988 162 0 162
1989 182 5 177
1990 166 0 166
1991 198 0 198
1992 293 0 293
1993 337 0 337
1994 301 0 301
1995 407 7 400
1996 399 7 392
1997 411 6 405
1998 381 7 374
1999 353 0 353
2000 369 6 363
2001 336 0 336
2002 318 0 318
2003 284 0 284
2004 270 0 270
2005 278 0 278
2006 260 0 260
2007 286 0 286
2008 283 0 283
2009 567 5 562
2010 684 6 678
2011 574 6 568
2012 480 8 472
2013 455 8 447
2014 452 5 447
2015 497 5 492
2016 529 0 529
2017 555 0 555

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Popularity of Cullen as a first name

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Popularity of Cullen as a last name

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Common last names for Cullen

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cullen U.S.
  White 92.68% 64.26%
  African American 1.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cullen

People with the last name Cullen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cullen

  • What name lists does Cullen rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Cullen? Cullen is the 2,058th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cullen was the 1,796th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cullen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,244 babies born with the first name Cullen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cullen to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cullen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Cullen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cullen is Friday, February 16th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Cullen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cullen was in 2010 with a total of 678 babies.
  • Random Cullen Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cullen is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Cullen: Your name in reverse order is Nelluc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nculel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cullen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,000 people with the last name Cullen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cullen? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Cullen as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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