Meaning and Origin of Moriarty - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Moriarty

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Sea warrior; expert seaman

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish (Kerry) : shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muircheartaigh ‘descendant of Muircheartach’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + ceardach ‘skilled’, i.e. ‘skilled navigator’. A Meath and Monaghan name of the same form is Anglicized as Murtagh.