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Gender: Male Meaning of Craig: "from the rocks" Origin of Craig: Scottish Craig's Popularity in 2017: #984

The name Craig is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "from the rocks". Craig is ranked #984 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Craig is a single-syllable baby-boomer name, still common in its native Scotland, but most modern Americans would prefer something like Kyle.

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Famous People Named Craig

Craig Theodore Nelson, American actor
Craig Anthony Marcus Kilborn, American actor and TV host
Craig G (born Craig Curry), American rapper
Craig Phillip Robinson, American actor/comedian
Craig Kauffman, American painter and sculptor
Craig Ferguson, Scottish comedian and TV host
Craig Mikel Wayans, American actor and producer
Craig Fairbrass, English actor
Craig Eric Sheffer, American actor
(John) Craig Venter, American biochemist
Craig Cameron Mello, American biologist and Nobel Prize winner
Daniel Craig, English actor
Craig Thompson aka Mini Ladd, British YouTuber
Craig Romney, son of American politician Mitt Romney
Craig Biggio, second baseman for the Houston Astros
Lee Craig Frecklington, British professional footballer
Craig David Thomas, American television writer
Craig Coyne, American actor/screenwriter, husband of Barbara Bush

Pop Culture References for the name Craig

Craig Pelton, dean on TV's "Community"
Craig Pomeroy, character on TV's "Baywatch"
Craig Dean, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Craig Manning, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Craig Tucker, character on TV's "South Park"
Craig Dixon, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Craig Feldspar, character on TV's "Malcolm in the Middle"
Craig Cahn, character in videogame "Dream Daddy"
Craig Owens, minor character on TV's "Doctor Who"
Craig, nickname of Factoid Personality Sphere in Valve game 'Portal'
Craig, character in "Friday" movie series
Craig Marduk, character in video game "Tekken 4"
Craig, snake on TV's "Sanjay & Craig"
Craigslist, classified ad site
Craig Boone, a character in "Fallout: New Vegas"
Craig, character from Freeform's "Recovery Road"
Craig Cooper, character on TV's "K.C. Undercover"
Craig the Mailman, character in DanTDM's YouTube videos



Starelli Says:


I’m really crushing on this name right now. I love that my child likely won’t be one of three Craig’s in his class too.

TinyTurtle Says:


Craig is an elegant classic that doesn't deserve to be pegged as outdated. I'd love to name my son Craig, the name is familiar but also unique nowadays.

Haids1987 Says:


I know 1 Craig and he's in his 30's, super cool guy. Haven't heard it much for young 'uns, though.

snowsbeloved Says:


My husband's name is Craig. Don't know many with that name, but I'm definitely using it as our firstborn son's middle name.

lesliemarion Says:


Nameberry suggests that most Americans would prefer a name like Kyle. As a teacher of almost 30 years, all I can say NOPE! I've had countless Kyles, none of whom I cared for, and only one Craig and he was a delight.