Cullen Name Meaning & Origin

Cullen

Pronunciation: KUH-lin (key)

Origin of the name Cullen:

Borrowed from the Irish, Cullen is the Anglicized form of the Irish surname Mac Cuilinn (son of Cuileann). Cuileann is an Irish name meaning “holly.” Var: Cullan, Cullin.

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Cully, Cull, C

Meanings and history of the name Cullen

There is a town of Cullen in Scotland. Anglicised form of Culann (Irish Gaelic) a legendary armour smith, probably formed from the Old Gaelic root word "col" which means "Chief."

Famous real-life people named Cullen

Cullen Jones, American freestyle sprint swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.
Countee Cullen, Harlem Renaissance poet.
Cullen Jenkins, American football defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Cullen Landis, American silent film actor.
Cullen A. Battle, general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
Matt Cullen, American NHL hockey center.
William Cullen, Baron Cullen of Whitekirk, Scottish judge.

Cullen in song, story & screen

Edward Cullen is the main vampire in the "Twilight" books. He has an entourage of other vampires behind him, all with the surname Cullen.

Bioware a Video Game Designer developed the Game "Dragon Age" There are 3 installments to the game series and in all three games there is a Character named Cullen Rutherford who is depicted as a Knight (Templar) having seen the worst of people and still believing things can work out for the better.

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