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Origin: Irish Gaelic
Meaning: Warrior of the Sea

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Murphy

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

A few facts about the boy's name Murphy:

  • Records indicate that 3,045 boys in the United States have been named Murphy since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1926, when 89 people in the U.S. were given the name Murphy. Those people are now 94 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.


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  • "I know of a baby girl named Murphy, it's seems a little odd to me, but hey anything goes now!" Dec. 10, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Murphy! Too bad not many people have it. Its really pretty and strong sounding too. Very Irish, which is always good, and yea, really friendly sounding" Apr. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Murphy is so cute! Sounds Irish and friendly. A cool name for a teenager, but will be good when older too." Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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