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Meaning and name origin

Murray \m(ur)-ray\ as a boy's name is pronounced MUR-ee. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Murray is "lord and master". Also possibly (Scottish) "mariner". Surname of an ancient Scottish clan, occasionally used as a given name.


Variations

Murray has 4 variant forms: Moray, Muiredach, Murrey and Murry.


Popularity

Murray is a very popular first name for males (#564 out of 1220, Top 46%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#122 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Murray for boys. Murray reached its highest rank of #240 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Murray and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Murry and Murray. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Murray, Murry in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Murray is also pronounced similarly to Morrey, Morry and Murrow. These names tend to be less commonly used than Murray.

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