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Meaning and Name Origin

Craig \c-raig\ as a boys' name is pronounced krayg. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Craig is "rock, rocky". Comes from the word "crag". Also originally a Scottish surname. The name is now popular in the English-speaking world.


Variations

Craig has 3 variants: Craigie, Craik and Kraig.


Popularity

Craig is a very prominent first name for males (#90 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#288 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Craig for boys. Craig entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #45 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #933 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Craig name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Craig outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Craig and corresponding names. Kraig is the only other prominent variation form of Craig (#933 last year) rated in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 and are now significantly less popular, with the versions Craig and Kraig becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Craig, Kraig in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Craig outside U.S.


Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Crain, Creik, Cris and Graig. These names tend to be less frequently used than Craig.

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