Name: Murphy

Origin and Meaning of the Name Murphy

  • Meaning:
    Sea warrior
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  • Meaning:
    Sea warrior
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MUR fee)
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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Murchadha ('descendant of Murchadh'). Murchadh is made up of the Gaelic elements muir ‘sea’ and cath ‘battle’, hence ‘sea-warrior’. This was an important family in Tyrone.

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