"sea warrior"

Murphy Origin and Meaning

The name Murphy is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "sea warrior".

This surname name popularized for girls by TV's Murphy Brown back in the 80's and 90's still has some breezy energy. Almost 400 baby girls were named Murphy in 2021, versus just over 200 baby boys, making the name solidly gender neutral.

# 519 in the US

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Murphy Popularity

Famous People Named Murphy

  • Murphy Claire Levesque (b. 2008)daughter of professional wrestler Triple H

Murphy in Pop Culture

  • "Murphy Brown" TV series and main character
  • Murphy "Murph" Coopercharacter in "Interstellar"
  • Murphy's law ("Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.")

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