Craig

Pronunciation: kra-he-e-g
Origin: Scotland
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

The name Craig is a masculine name of Scottish, Gaelic, and Welsh origins, meaning "rock" or "rocky". Derived from the Gaelic word "creag" and the word "crag," which describes a steep, rugged cliff, the name is also associated with the Scottish surname Craig. The surname was originally used for households living close to a crag, hence the meaning "dweller by the crag". In the 20th century, the Scottish introduced the modern given name Craig, which eventually gained cross-over success in all English-speaking countries. Some famous people named Craig include Craig Ferguson, a Scottish actor, and comedian, and Craig Cameron Mello, an American biologist who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2006.

Craig Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Craig is currently #464 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Craig is currently #464 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Craig is currently #458 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Craig is currently #458 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Craig

  • Craig T. Nelson: Craig T. Nelson is an American actor known for his roles in "Coach," "Parenthood," and as the voice of Mr. Incredible in "The Incredibles" films.
  • Craig Parker: A New Zealand actor known for his roles in films like 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and TV shows like 'Legend of the Seeker' and 'Spartacus.'