Meaning and Origin of: Murphy

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Sea warrior

Boy name origins & meanings

  • American : Bold spirit
  • Irish : Sea warrior

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha ‘descendant of Murchadh’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, i.e. ‘sea-warrior’. This was an important family in Tyrone.

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