Murray - boys name

Murray name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 68%

Murray name meaning:

The name Murray is of Scottish origin and is derived from the Gaelic word "muir," meaning "sea." It is a surname turned given name, which was initially used to denote someone who lived by the sea or from the region of Moray in Scotland. As a surname, it has a long history, with prominent Scottish clans such as Murray of Atholl and Murray of Tullibardine bearing the name.

People named Murray are often described as intelligent, confident, and ambitious individuals. They tend to possess strong leadership qualities and are often seen as natural-born leaders. They have a deep sense of responsibility and are dedicated to achieving their goals. Murrays are known to be analytical thinkers with a love for knowledge and learning. They are usually independent and self-reliant, valuing their freedom and autonomy.

Overall, the name Murray carries the connotation of a person with an affinity for the sea, possessing qualities of strength, intelligence, and leadership.

Origin: Celtic



Unisex names

Related names

Murray , Moray

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Overall UK ranking: 1516 out of 4789

16 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (86)

Historical popularity of Murray

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