Meaning and Origin of: Murtagh

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Scottish : Victorious at sea

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish : (Meath and Monaghan) Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muircheartaigh ‘descendant of Muircheartach’, a personal name from muir ‘sea’ + ceardach ‘skilled’, i.e. ‘skilled navigator’. A Kerry surname of the same form is Anglicized as Moriarty.
  • Irish : (County Roscommon) Anglicized form of Mac Muircheartaigh (originally Anglicized as MacMoriarty) (see McMurtry).
  • Irish : sometimes of Scottish origin, an alternative to Murdock.