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.
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).
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).