Names of the Week – Adelaide & Sullivan

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The Names of the Week are Adelaide & Sullivan


Adelaide

Adelaide is a German name coming from Adalheidis or Adelheid, meaning noble.  Quite a few female names beginning in “Ad” that lend themselves to the nickname Addie/Addy are rising in popularity. Adelaide is currently #316 in popularity for girls in the U.S.

A few places you may have heard the name Adelaide…
* Madame Adelaide – character in the musical Guys and Dolls
* Adelaide – character in Disney’s The Aristocats
* Adelaide –  the capital city of South Australia

Alternative Spellings – Adalaide, Adélaïde

A few Nickname ideas – Addie/Addy, Ada, Dell, Della, Dellie, Laidey

A few middle name ideas for the name Adelaide:
Adelaide Cosette
Adelaide Willow
Adelaide Miri
Adelaide Hollis
Adelaide Jolie
Adeliade Catrina

If you like the name Adelaide, you may also like..
Addison, Adeline, Adele, Adelina, Ada, or Abilene.

Madame Adelaide from Aristocats & "Sully" from Monsters Inc.

Madame Adelaide from Aristocats &
“Sully” from Monsters Inc.

Sullivan

Sullivan is an Irish surname coming from the name Ó Súilleabháin meaning dark or black eyed one.  Irish names and surnames are well loved in North America.  Sullivan is currently #463 for boys in the United States.

A few places you may have heard the name Sullivan…
* James “Sully” Sullivan – character in Monsters Inc.
* Sullivan Sweeten – actor
* Arthur Sullivan – composer

Alternative Spellings – Sullavan, Suillivan

A few Nickname ideas – Sully, Van

A few middle name ideas for the name Sullivan:
Sullivan Wolf
Sullivan Graham
Sullivan Eli
Sullivan Finley
Sullivan Atticus
Sullivan Patrick (son of Patrick Dempsey)

If you like the name Sullivan, you may also like..
Donovan, Tiernan, Brennan, Doyle, Kelly, or Finnegan

What do you think of the names Adelaide & Sullivan?

Happy Monday,
~Meagan

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