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What does Murphy mean?

Murphy Pronunciation of Murphy [mur-phy] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Murphy is "sea warrior".

ASSOCIATED WITH irish, sea, warrior


VARIANTS Murfee, Murfey, Murfie, Murphee, Murphey, Murphie

(male) Manphy, Marphy, ..

(female) Murmy, ..

Murphy Camron (M.C.), ..

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)

Murphy reached its top rank of #609 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is currently at #1225. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Murphy name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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