What does Murray mean?
Murray [mur-ray] as a boys' 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.
(male) Maray, Murri, ..
(female) Murah, Murri, .. Middle name pairings:
Murray Quincy (M.Q.), ..
How popular is Murray?
Murray is a very prominent first name for men (#564 out of 1220, Top 46%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#123 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Murray reached its highest position of #235 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular variation form of Murray is Murry. These relations of Murray were favored as baby names 95 years ago (median #522), but now, the form Murray has fallen out of fashion.
Murray▼ is pronounced similarly to Maury, Morey, Morrey, Morrie, Morrow, Morry and Murrow. Other recommended names are Arjay, Aundray, Bray, Corday, Curran, Currey, Curry, Delray, Dray, Farlay, Gilray, Gray, Imray, Jaray, Laray, Mabrey, Mabry, Maccray, Macmurray, Macrae, Marcas, Markey, Marlan, Marley▲, Marly, Marr, Marty▼, Maurycy, Mckay, Mcmurray, Merrel, Merrik, Merril, Mersey, Montay, Moorly, Mordy, Morgan▼, Morley, Morly, Morrel, Morrgan, Morris▼, Morrley (see Morley), Morty, Muir, Munro, Munroe, Murdo, Murfee, Murfey (see Murphy), Murfie (see Murphy), Muriel, Murphey, Murphy, Murtagh, Murton, Murvin, Murvyn, Ondray (see Ondre), Sujay and Wray. These names tend to be less commonly used than Murray.See names in meaning and etymology.