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Gender: M Meaning of Murray: "settlement by the sea" Origin of Murray: Scottish

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.

Famous People Named Murray

Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843), hymnist
Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist and Nobel prize winner
Murray Newton Rothbard, American economist
Murray Jonathan Gold, English composer
Murray "the K" Kaufman, American radio DJ, said to be the "fifth Beatle"
Murray Chotiner, American political strategist
Murray Bookchin, American anarchist philosopher
Murray James Cook, Australian musician of The Wiggles
Murray Leinster, pen name of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, American science fiction novelist
Murray Stuart McCully, New Zealand politician
Murray Seafield Saint-George Head, English actor and singer
Bill Murray, American actor/comedian
James "Murr" Murray, American comedian
Andy Murray, British tennis player
Brendan Murray, member of Irish boyband HomeTown

Pop Culture References for the name Murray

Murray River, Australia
Murray Slaughter, character on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
Murray, dog on TV's "Mad About You"
Murray Lawrence Duvall, character in movie "Clueless"
Murray, character in the Sly Cooper video game series
Murray Hewitt, band manager on TV's "Flight of the Conchords"
Murray the Demonic Talking Skull, character in the Monkey Island game series
Murray, Muppet character on TV's "Sesame Street"
Rick Murray, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Murray Bishop, character in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom

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