Murphy - Meaning of Murphy
What does Murphy mean?
[ 2 syll. mur-(p)hy, mu-r-phy ] The baby boy name Murphy is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as M-ERFiy- †. Murphy is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Celtic origins. The first name is derived from an Irish surname, which is itself from Ó Murchadha meaning 'descendant of Murchadh'.
Murphy has 12 variants. Variants include Murf, Murfea, Murfee, Murfey, Murfi, Murfie, Murfy, Murph, Murphee, Murphey, Murphi, and Murphie.
See also the related categories, english, descendant (heir), celtic, and irish.
Murphy is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1907 with 0.013% of baby boys being given the name Murphy. Its ranking then was #532. The baby name has since experienced a substantial fall in popularity, and is currently of irregular use. Among all boy names in its group, Murphy was nonetheless the most widely used in 2018. Murphy has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century.
Baby names that sound like Murphy include Murfee, Murfey, Murfi, Murfie, Murphee, Murphey, Murphi, Murphie, Marvi, Mehrab, Morphée, Murfy, Maarav, Maroof, Maruf, Minervo, Morfeo, Maaravi, Marv, and Marve.
† 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)"
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