Name: Craig

Origin and Meaning of the Name Craig

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    Cliff; rock
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    A craig or a crag is a rocky hill or mountain. A crag and tail formation is formed when a glacier passes over resilient rock (usually of the igneous kind - granite, for example) which cannot be eroded. The rock is left protruding from the terrain. An example of this is Castle Rock, the hill on which Edinburgh Castle stands.

    Ailsa Craig is an island in Scotland, in the Firth of Clyde. It was formed from the volcanic plug of an extinct volcano.

    Famous Craigs include comedian Craig Ferguson, singer Craig David, actor and TV presenter Craig Charles and TV presenter Craig Doyle.

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