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What does Murray mean?

Murray Pronunciation of Murray 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, scottish, ancient (old)


VARIANTS Moray, Muiredach, Murrey, Murry



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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, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular variation form of Murray is Murry. These relations of Murray were favored as baby names 98 years ago (MEDIAN #522), but now, the form Murray has fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Murray, Murry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Murray is pronounced similarly to Maury, Morey, Morrey, Morrie, Morrow, Morry and Murrow. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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