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What does Murtaugh mean?

Murtaugh Pronunciation of Murtaugh [mur-taugh] as a boys' name. The meaning of the name Murtaugh is "sea". Murtaugh is an alternate form of Murdock (Scottish, Gaelic): media magnate Rupert Murdoch.

Associated with: sea.


1 related form via Murdock: Murtagh.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Murtaugh Zev (M.Z.), ..

How popular is Murtaugh?

Murtaugh is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#17984 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Murdock is the only prominent varying form of Murtaugh (outside Top 2000). This relation of Murtaugh reached the apex of its popularity in the 1890s (#1506). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Murdock in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Murtaugh and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Burgh, Burleigh, Curragh, Darragh, Hurleigh, Marleigh, Mattaus, Montagu, Morleigh, Murdoch, Murough (see Murrow), Murray, Murrough, Murton, Mustafa and Mustapha. These names tend to be more commonly used than Murtaugh.

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