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Boy Name: Murray

Name: Murray
Pronunciation: \m(ur)-ray\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: lord, master
Origin: Gaelic
Sounds Like: Morrey, Morry, Murrow
Variant forms: Moray, Muiredach, Murrey, Murry
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 564
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 122


Murray \m(ur)-ray\ as a boy's name is pronounced MUR-ee. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Murray is "lord and master". Also possibly (Scottish) "mariner". Surname of an ancient Scottish clan, occasionally used as a given name.

Murray has 4 variant forms: Moray, Muiredach, Murrey and Murry.

Baby names that sound like Murray are Morrey, Morry and Murrow.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Murray.


Murray is a very popular first name for men (#564 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#122 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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