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Origin: Celtic
Meaning: Seaman

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Murray

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

A few facts about the boy's name Murray:

  • Records indicate that 19,980 boys in the United States have been named Murray since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1922, when 626 people in the U.S. were given the name Murray. Those people are now 98 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 Murray

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      3 Positive Comments

  • "Hey what can I say as it's my name and it rocks! I was named after my great grandfather." Feb. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We love our Murray especially at Christmas time when we say "Murray Christmas" to everyone." Dec. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son's name! He was named after my grandfather." Feb. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "Many people do not know how to spell or pronounce it. I pronounce it "mur ray" but have had it pronounced "mur RAY" with the "ray" part pronounced hard. I am the only Murray I know, so it makes me feel unique and not like the run of the mill name." Jul. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Is usually given to dogs or cats nowadays, but does make a spunky name for girls, much more so these days than it would ever do for boys. Most male Murrays today are retired and are down at the clubhouse playing pinochle with friends of theirs called Milton and Monroe." Jun. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not heard of much these days, but was popular a century ago. Nevertheless, it does sound much fresher and spunkier for a baby girl than it does on a baby boy. As a girl's name, it may well prove an alternative to the traditional Mary, the old-fashioned Marie (still popular as a second name), and Maria which is somewhat popular at the present time." May. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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