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".
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 was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #720 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not listed currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Thinking of names?
Recommended similar baby 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.