Murray

Pronunciation: mu-hrra-he-e
Origin: United Kingdom
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: Northern Europe

The name Murray is a boy's name of Gaelic origin, with links to both Irish and Scottish history. It is an anglicized version of an old Gaelic surname, meaning "descendant of Ó Muireadhaigh". The name has a strong connection to the sea, as it is derived from the Scottish Gaelic word "Muireb" or "Moray," which means "sea settlement". The name Murray was particularly popular in Scotland due to the seaside area of Moray Firth. The origin of the name Murray can be traced back to the county of Moray in northeastern Scotland, where the Clan founder, Freskin, received a grant of the lands of Strathbrock in 1100 AD. The Murray family's ancestors were part of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland, and the name has since evolved into a unique given name associated with seafaring and marine life. Some famous people named Murray include tennis player Andy Murray, comedian Bill Murray, and baseball player Eddie Murray.

Murray Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Murray is currently #609 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Murray is currently #609 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Murray is currently #601 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Murray is currently #601 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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  • Murray Bookchin: Murray Bookchin was an American social theorist, author, and political philosopher known for his work in ecology and anarchism. He passed away in 2006.
  • Eddie Murray, a renowned baseball player:
  • Bill Murray: a celebrated actor and comedian.