"settlement by the sea"

Murray Origin and Meaning

The name Murray is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "settlement by the sea".
Murray, you may be surprised to discover, is a Scottish surname name --that of an ancient noble clan--with a sea-swept meaning, and just could be in the next wave of reevaluated grandpa names. Currently Number 60 for baby boys born in its native Scotland; it was at its highest in the US in 1922, when it reached Number 208, but has been off the list since 1975. Could it be time for a comeback?

TV Murrays have appeared on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Flight of the Conchords and Degrassi: The Next Gemeration.

Lisa Kudrow used it as the middle name of her son Julian.

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Famous People Named Murray

  • Robert Murray McCheyne (18131843), hymnist
  • Murray GellMann, American physicist and Nobel prize winner
  • Murray Newton RothbardAmerican economist
  • Murray Jonathan GoldEnglish composer
  • Murray "the K" KaufmanAmerican radio DJ, said to be the "fifth Beatle"
  • Murray ChotinerAmerican political strategist
  • Murray BookchinAmerican anarchist philosopher
  • Murray James CookAustralian musician of The Wiggles
  • Murray Leinsterpen name of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, American science fiction novelist
  • Murray Stuart McCullyNew Zealand politician
  • Murray Seafield SaintGeorge Head, English actor and singer
  • Bill MurrayAmerican actor/comedian
  • James "Murr" MurrayAmerican comedian
  • Andy MurrayBritish tennis player
  • Brendan Murraymember of Irish boyband HomeTown
  • Matt Murraygoalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Murray in Pop Culture

  • Murray RiverAustralia
  • Murray Slaughtercharacter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • Murraydog on TV's "Mad About You"
  • Murray Lawrence Duvallcharacter in movie "Clueless"
  • Murraycharacter in the Sly Cooper video game series
  • Murray Hewittband manager on TV's "Flight of the Conchords"
  • Murray the Demonic Talking Skullcharacter in the Monkey Island game series
  • MurrayMuppet character on TV's "Sesame Street"
  • Rick Murraycharacter on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
  • Murray Bishopcharacter in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom
  • Madman Murraycrazy salesman character in cartoon show "Garfield and Friends"
  • Murray Franklincharacter in the 2019 film "Joker"
  • Murray Baumancharacter in Stranger Things