What does Murphy mean?
Murphy /mur-phy/ [2 sylls.] 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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity 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 Birth Statistics)