What does Murphy mean?
Murphy [mur-phy] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Murphy is "sea warrior".
(male) Manphy, Marphy, ..
(female) Murphyda, Murphyna, .. Middle name pairings:
Murphy Klayton (M.K.), ..
How popular is Murphy?
Murphy is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#58 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history of Murphy for boys. Murphy reached its top rank of #609 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is currently at #1225. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Archy, Harthy, March, Markey, Marley▲, Marly, Marsh, Marty▼, Maury, Maurycy, Mersey, Moray, Mordy, Morey, Morley, Morly, Morrey, Morry, Morty, Murdo, Muriel, Murray▼, Murrey, Murrow, Murry, Murton, Murvin, Murvyn and Worthy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Murphy.See names in meaning and etymology.