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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.
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Comments about the name Craig
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10 Positive Comments
"Excellent name, all the Craig's I know are awesome!" Jan. 16, 2020:
"F'in Awsumm!!!a great, strong, masculine moniker,like the Mastodon,Rhinoceros." Feb. 16, 2019:
"love my name Craig and i even get called Creggy which is cute!!!" Jun. 17, 2017:
"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:
"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:
"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:
"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:
"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:
"I have 4 boys all start with C Craig is the oldest the name just fits him." Apr. 16, 2006:
"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:
4 Negative Comments
"Bruh imagine being named Craig 💀💀💀" Dec. 21, 2019:
"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:
"Its a horrid name to go along with a horrid person." Aug. 7, 2007:
"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:
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:
"I know this guy named Craig and he sells used cars." Mar. 29, 2019:
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