Meaning and name origin
Craig \c-raig\ as a boy's 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.
Craig is a very popular first name for males (#90 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#288 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Craig for boys. Craig reached its highest rank of #45 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Craig and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Craig (#933) and Kraig. (2014 statistics).