The meaning of the name Cullen is Back Of A River. The origin of the name Cullen is Scottish. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Scottish surname used for families from Cullen, Scotland. Fictional vampire family from the popular novel series "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyers. Also an Irish name, from MacCullen. Possibly from a first name meaning 'holly'.