Murray - Meaning of Murray
[ 2 syll. mur-ray, mu-rr-ay ] The baby boy name Murray is pronounced as M-ERiy- †. Murray is mainly used in English and Scottish, and its language of origin is Irish Gaelic and Celtic. From Celtic roots, its meaning is settlement by the sea. The first name is derived from the Scottish surname, which is itself from the place name Moray in north-east Scotland, and ultimately of the Celtic 'moray' and 'mor'. The name Murray is also used as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Muireach, itself a short form of Muireadhach.
In addition, Murray is a variant form of the English name Macmurray.
The English and Scottish Moray, the Irish Muirioch, the name Murai, the name Muray, the name Murrai, the name Murrea, the name Murree, the name Murri, the name Murrie, and the English, Irish, and Scottish Murry are variant forms of Murray.
Another form of the name is the English spelling variant Murrey.
Murray is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1911 with 0.057% of baby boys being named Murray. It ranked at #213 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep decline in frequency, and is today of irregular use. Among all boy names in its group, Murray was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Murray: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Murray:
Motorsport Commentator Murray Walker, born 10 October 1923, Hall Green, Birmingham, England.
Pianist Murray Perahia, born April 19, 1947, Bronx, New York City, New York.