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Craig

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How popular is the baby name Craig in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 5 0 5
1886 5 0 5
1888 7 0 7
1890 7 0 7
1892 5 0 5
1894 8 0 8
1896 5 0 5
1899 5 0 5
1900 9 0 9
1901 6 0 6
1902 5 0 5
1903 7 0 7
1904 5 0 5
1906 16 0 16
1907 8 0 8
1908 10 0 10
1909 12 0 12
1910 8 0 8
1911 11 0 11
1912 26 0 26
1913 37 0 37
1914 38 0 38
1915 72 0 72
1916 57 0 57
1917 59 0 59
1918 94 5 89
1919 57 0 57
1920 82 5 77
1921 80 0 80
1922 82 0 82
1923 111 0 111
1924 87 0 87
1925 97 0 97
1926 80 0 80
1927 102 0 102
1928 85 0 85
1929 106 0 106
1930 105 0 105
1931 112 0 112
1932 106 0 106
1933 111 0 111
1934 138 0 138
1935 170 0 170
1936 205 0 205
1937 330 0 330
1938 322 0 322
1939 348 0 348
1940 383 0 383
1941 539 0 539
1942 896 5 891
1943 1,138 7 1,131
1944 1,321 0 1,321
1945 1,605 7 1,598
1946 2,479 9 2,470
1947 3,652 12 3,640 #93 boy name
1948 3,996 10 3,986 #82 boy name
1949 4,341 11 4,330 #77 boy name
1950 4,901 12 4,889 #69 boy name
1951 5,635 14 5,621 #63 boy name
1952 6,207 18 6,189 #59 boy name
1953 6,466 11 6,455 #60 boy name
1954 7,192 8 7,184 #51 boy name
1955 7,450 19 7,431 #50 boy name
1956 7,435 9 7,426 #51 boy name
1957 7,084 22 7,062 #55 boy name
1958 7,312 20 7,292 #53 boy name
1959 9,948 28 9,920 #44 boy name
1960 10,739 20 10,719 #42 boy name
1961 10,256 24 10,232 #43 boy name
1962 8,567 27 8,540 #51 boy name
1963 7,926 20 7,906 #51 boy name
1964 7,774 20 7,754 #48 boy name
1965 7,892 19 7,873 #46 boy name
1966 7,765 25 7,740 #46 boy name
1967 7,340 27 7,313 #46 boy name
1968 7,906 37 7,869 #41 boy name
1969 8,826 33 8,793 #39 boy name
1970 9,425 46 9,379 #39 boy name
1971 8,000 35 7,965 #43 boy name
1972 6,769 39 6,730 #46 boy name
1973 6,327 31 6,296 #48 boy name
1974 5,559 21 5,538 #57 boy name
1975 5,128 14 5,114 #58 boy name
1976 4,767 27 4,740 #61 boy name
1977 4,591 26 4,565 #63 boy name
1978 4,494 17 4,477 #66 boy name
1979 4,048 21 4,027 #77 boy name
1980 4,251 17 4,234 #73 boy name
1981 4,120 25 4,095 #72 boy name
1982 4,040 19 4,021 #73 boy name
1983 4,116 28 4,088 #70 boy name
1984 3,982 26 3,956 #75 boy name
1985 3,972 19 3,953 #79 boy name
1986 3,946 22 3,924 #80 boy name
1987 3,388 25 3,363 #88 boy name
1988 3,326 23 3,303 #97 boy name
1989 3,170 12 3,158
1990 2,920 14 2,906
1991 2,406 6 2,400
1992 2,075 5 2,070
1993 1,837 0 1,837
1994 1,507 0 1,507
1995 1,360 5 1,355
1996 1,203 5 1,198
1997 1,098 0 1,098
1998 880 0 880
1999 853 0 853
2000 807 0 807
2001 682 0 682
2002 688 0 688
2003 606 0 606
2004 523 0 523
2005 502 0 502
2006 463 0 463
2007 471 0 471
2008 427 0 427
2009 366 0 366
2010 361 0 361
2011 271 0 271
2012 290 0 290
2013 267 0 267
2014 226 0 226
2015 235 0 235

Want to know about the popularity of the Craig baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 299,157 babies born with the name Craig in the United States. That's more than enough Craigs to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Craig" was in 1960 with a total of 10,719 babies. (That's a lot of baby Craigs)

According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Craig" ranks #35 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 55 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1951. Across the entire United States a total of 5,635 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Craig" mean? The list below shows the origins of Craig as well as things modernly associated with the name Craig such as celebrities named Craig.

Origin and Meaning of Craig

The name "Craig" is of Scottish origin, and it means "From the Crag". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to present. Craig was born in 1962 in Springburn, Glasgow.

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James Brolin

James Brolin is an actor, producer, and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1961 to present. James was born in 1940 as Craig Kenneth Bruderlin in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Craig David

Craig David is a singer-songwriter and mc specializing in uk garage, R&B, british hip hop, and dance music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Craig was born in 1981 as Craig Ashley David in Southampton, Hampshire, England.

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Craig Charles

Craig Charles is an actor, television presenter, comedian, and author with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Craig was born in 1964 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

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Craig T. Nelson

Craig T. Nelson is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1971 to present. Craig was born in 1944 as Craig Theodore Nelson in Spokane, Washington, U.S.

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Craig Parker

Craig Parker is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Craig was born in 1970 in Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Craig

Craig Conover
Craig Kimbrel
Craig T Nelson
Craig Wayne Boyd
Craig Mack
Craig Melvin

Alternative Meanings

C is for compassion, your finest side.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

I is for interest, you show in others.

G is for golden, memories you share.

Your name in reverse order is "Giarc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Arcig". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Craig born May 28, 1922

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 1700. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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