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What does Craig mean?

Craig Pronunciation of Craig as a boys' name is pronounced krayg. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Craig is "rock, rocky". Comes from the word "crag". Also originally a Scottish surname. The name is now popular in the English-speaking world.


ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, gaelic, rock, surname, popular (famous)


VARIANTS Craigie, Craik, Kraig

(male) Caig, ..

(female) Craia, ..

Craig Gadiel (C.G.), ..

How popular is Craig?

Craig is a very prominent first name for males (#90 out of 1220, Top 7%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#307 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Craig reached its apex position of #44 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #1188 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Craig name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Kraig is the only other prominent variation form of Craig (#1188 LAST YEAR). These relations of Craig were popular as birth names 58 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.45%) and are now significantly less popular (ADOPTION 0.01%, 98%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Craig, Kraig in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Cai, Cain, Caio, Chai, Chaim, Chang, Clair, Crain, Craine, Cram, Crane, Crayn, Creik, Cris, Graig, Greig and Haig. These names tend to be less frequently used than Craig.

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