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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gulliver

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  1. A fictional Englishman who travels to the imaginary land of Lilliput in a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift

From Russian голова́ (golová, “head; mind, brains”). Probably initially popularized by the Russian-influenced argot spoken by characters in the 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.

  1. (slang) one's head

Notable Persons Named Gulliver

Gulliver McGrath is an actor. Gulliver was given the name Gulliver William McGrath on August 15th, 1998 in Melbourne.


Gulliver was born in 1978.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gulliver

Stuart Gulliver is a bank and banker. He holds the title Group Chief Executive and Chief executive officer. He was most prominent from 1980 to present. Stuart was born on March 9th, 1959 in Derby, England.


Trina Gulliver is a darts player. Trina was born on November 30th, 1969 in Royal Leamington Spa.


James was born on August 17th, 1930. He breathed his last breath on September 12th, 1996.


Julia was born on July 30th, 1856. She died on July 25th, 1940.


Phil Gulliver is a soccer player for the Free agent, Middlesbrough F.C., Blackpool F.C., Carlisle United F.C., A.F.C. Bournemouth, Bury F.C., Scunthorpe United F.C., Rushden & Diamonds F.C., Hereford United F.C., Oxford City F.C., Corby Town F.C., and King's Lynn Town F.C. Phil was born on September 12th, 1982 in Bishop Auckland, England.


Ashbel was born on November 23rd, 1897 in Connecticut. He left this life on July 3rd, 1974.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Gulliver as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gulliver U.S.
  White 80.60% 64.26%
  African American 10.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gulliver

People with the last name Gulliver are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Gulliver

  • How Popular is the name Gulliver? As a last name Gulliver was the 27,756th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gulliver first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gulliver is Sunday, February 17th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Gulliver? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gulliver. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gulliver: Your name in reverse order is Revillug. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lievulrg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gulliver? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 866 people with the last name Gulliver.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gulliver? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gulliver as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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