[ 2 syll. mur-(p)hy, mu-r-phy ] The baby girl name Murphy is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced M-ERFiy- †. Murphy is of Celtic origin and it is used mainly in English. The meaning of Murphy is 'descendant of Murchadh'. It represents the transferred use of the surname as a given name. See Murphy for more information.
See also the related category celtic.
Murphy is not commonly used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Murphy has in the last century been primarily given to boys.
Baby names that sound like Murphy include Merphy, Murfi, Murfie, Murphee, Murphey, Murphi, Murphie, Manroop, Marav, Marfa, Marva, Marvie, Maurvi, Mayrav, Meirav, Merav, Mirembeh, Morfudd, Murfy, and Marie Eve.
† Pronunciation for Murphy: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"