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299k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Craig

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: From the Crag
  • #236 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1881505
1886505
1888707
1890707
1892505
1894808
1896505
1899505
1900909
1901606
1902505
1903707
1904505
190616016
1907808
190810010
190912012
1910808
191111011
191226026
191337037
191438038
191572072
191657057
191759059
191894589
191957057
192082577
192180080
192282082
19231110111
192487087
192597097
192680080
19271020102
192885085
19291060106
19301050105
19311120112
19321060106
19331110111
19341380138
19351700170
19362050205
19373300330
19383220322
19393480348
19403830383
19415390539
19428965891
19431,13871,131
19441,32101,321
19451,60771,600
19462,47992,470
19473,651123,639#93 boy name
19483,995103,985#82 boy name
19494,338114,327#77 boy name
19504,904124,892#69 boy name
19515,636145,622#63 boy name
19526,208186,190#59 boy name
19536,461116,450#60 boy name
19547,19287,184#51 boy name
19557,452197,433#50 boy name
19567,43397,424#51 boy name
19577,086227,064#55 boy name
19587,310207,290#53 boy name
19599,948289,920#44 boy name
196010,7372010,717#42 boy name
196110,2572410,233#43 boy name
19628,567278,540#51 boy name
19637,927207,907#51 boy name
19647,777207,757#48 boy name
19657,891197,872#46 boy name
19667,766257,741#46 boy name
19677,340277,313#46 boy name
19687,907377,870#41 boy name
19698,826338,793#39 boy name
19709,425469,379#39 boy name
19718,000357,965#43 boy name
19726,768396,729#46 boy name
19736,326316,295#48 boy name
19745,559215,538#57 boy name
19755,128145,114#58 boy name
19764,769274,742#61 boy name
19774,591264,565#63 boy name
19784,493174,476#66 boy name
19794,047214,026#77 boy name
19804,250174,233#73 boy name
19814,119254,094#72 boy name
19824,040194,021#73 boy name
19834,115284,087#70 boy name
19843,982263,956#75 boy name
19853,971193,952#79 boy name
19863,946223,924#80 boy name
19873,387253,362#88 boy name
19883,325233,302#97 boy name
19893,170123,158
19902,919142,905
19912,40562,399
19922,07552,070
19931,83701,837
19941,50701,507
19951,36051,355
19961,20351,198
19971,09801,098
19988800880
19998530853
20008070807
20016820682
20026880688
20036060606
20045230523
20055020502
20064630463
20074710471
20084270427
20093660366
20103610361
20112710271
20122900290
20132670267
20142250225

Want to know about the populiarty of Craig? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 298,912 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 first appeared 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 10,717 babies. (That's a lot of baby Craigs)

According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Craig" ranks #48 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 17 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1969. Across the entire United States a total of 8,826 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Craig" mean?

Craig (Scottish): From the Crag

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

C is for caring, your finest trait.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

I is for ideals, no higher!

G is for generous, your giving nature.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Craig popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Craig in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Craig

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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Past life for Craig born Oct 16, 1947

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 Central India approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

Name poster for Craig

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