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Origin: Celtic
Meaning: Rocky Hill

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Craig

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Craig in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Craig:

  • Records indicate that 297,070 boys in the United States have been named Craig since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1960, when 10,710 people in the U.S. were given the name Craig. Those people are now 60 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Craig

    73% Approval Rating
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      11 Positive Comments

  • "I like this name, as it is my name. Being born in 99 means that I've only met 2 other people who share this name. Personally, I appreciate that. I also get what that person was saying earlier though when they said it "screams middle aged and divorced" funniest thing I've ever read." Dec. 4, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Excellent name, all the Craig's I know are awesome!" Jan. 16, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "F'in Awsumm!!!a great, strong, masculine moniker,like the Mastodon,Rhinoceros." Feb. 16, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "love my name Craig and i even get called Creggy which is cute!!!" Jun. 17, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Craig, i like it because it cant be shortend and i dont know many other craigs. I never get called greg, i think its because i live in the uk. when ever iv watched a american film and they say the name craig they do say it different to us in the uk. we pronounce it like Crayg." Dec. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name because it is uncommon and can't be shortened. I don't like my name because people always think it's Greg, Chris, Ray, Trey, or Rick. Oh well, haha." Aug. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Craig is a little unique, but I like the fact that a lot of people named Craig are associated with masculine jobs like sports broadcasting and so forth. I mean, you never here of: Craig the stylist. My name is Craig and I agree that it strikes people as confident; I would say - stout. I am a military aviator." Oct. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother is named Craig and he does sometimes get called "Greg" BUT I LOVE his name!!! It is very powerful and confident sounding!" Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm constantly called "Greg". So much so, I've stopped correcting people. I like the name Craig, but it's annoying that so many people think it's Greg." Jun. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have 4 boys all start with C Craig is the oldest the name just fits him." Apr. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, and I've always liked it. It's not unusual, but not too common either. It means more than "rocky hill"; it implies the strength that is in rock." Mar. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "Bruh imagine being named Craig 💀💀💀" Dec. 21, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "awful name. I know a 20-something year old called Craig. Doesn't sound like a young person's name, or an old person's for that matter... just screams "middle aged and divorced"." Nov. 4, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its a horrid name to go along with a horrid person." Aug. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I agree, people always call me "Greg", I correct them and they still don't get it for a moment or two until I spell it out. seems common among the baby boomer generation. Its a neutral name as far as I am concerned." Jul. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "Absolutely love the name Craig.Strong masculine name. Not one of these made up names that seem to be the norm at the minute" Jul. 14, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know this guy named Craig and he sells used cars." Mar. 29, 2019: Report as inappropriate

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