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) Murmy, Murphylo, ..
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 #1389. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Recommended 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.