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What does Murdoch mean?

Murdoch /mur-doch/ as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Murdoch is "sea". Murdoch is a version, with the suffix -h, of Murdock (Scottish, Gaelic): media magnate Rupert Murdoch.

Associated with: sea.


Murdoch has 2 relations via Murdock: Murdo and Murtagh.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Mardoch, Muirdoch, ..

(female) Murmor, Muron, ..

How popular is Murdoch?

Murdoch is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#8402 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Murdoch and associated names. Murdock is the only prominent variation form of Murdoch (not ranked). Other variants, like Murtagh, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Murdoch was widespread among parents a century ago. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Murdock in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Murdoch and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Burch, Darroch, Maddock, Madoc, Madock, March, Mardon, Muiredach, Murough (see Murrow), Murrough, Murrow and Murton. Like Murdoch, these names are not frequently used.