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The first name 

Sully is a name for all genders, somewhat more commonly used for boys.

Sully is a very rare first name!

At least in the US, the name Sully is extremely rare. Recently, only a handful of babies has been named Sully each year. That means it’s extremely unlikely that a boy or girl called Sully will meet someone with the same name. So, Sully is a very special name!

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Sully -
special from day one

In fact, the name Sully hardly fits the trend of first names. Between 1976 and 1999, young parents changed that a bit. For many years, Sully wasn't given at all (or at least less than 5 times, because that's the number required for a name to appear in the statistics), but by 1984, the name was more popular than ever. Although the name never ranked higher than position 3,746, 40 parents chose it in 1984 as a potential new rising star on the horizon of beautiful and rare names. If your name is Sully, you were already special when you were born - and you did your best to become a trendsetter.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Sully was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Sully - originality welcome!

In 2022, expectant parents chose the rare name Sully a few times. Among all newborn babies, it ranked 8,669, for a total of 26 newborns. The name is still more common than it was most time of the last century, when it didn't appear at all for a many years. As Sully seems to be a bit more popular in the middle of the 20th century, it proves to remain a great rarity in 2022.

Sully has 5 letters 
and begins with an S

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter S is a real popular first letter for given names. That’s because 7.7% of all common frist names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters A, J and K are more common for first names.

With five letters, the name Sully is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 7.7% of all first names start with an S, this initial letter occurs more than twice as often as all 26 letters on average.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Sully

If your name is Sully and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Sully

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Sully, you can simply say:






This is how the name Sully is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Sully in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Sully

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Sully is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Sully

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Sully sounds like this: