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Meaning and name origin

Murphy \m(u)-rphy, mur-phy\ as a boy's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Murphy is "sea warrior".


Murphy has 6 variant forms: Murfee, Murfey, Murfie, Murphee, Murphey and Murphie.


Murphy is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#59 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Murphy for boys. Murphy reached its highest rank of #720 in the U.S. in 1920-1929 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Murphy name in U.S.

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