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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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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 1,607 7 1,600
1946 2,479 9 2,470
1947 3,651 12 3,639 #93 boy name
1948 3,995 10 3,985 #82 boy name
1949 4,338 11 4,327 #77 boy name
1950 4,904 12 4,892 #69 boy name
1951 5,636 14 5,622 #63 boy name
1952 6,208 18 6,190 #59 boy name
1953 6,461 11 6,450 #60 boy name
1954 7,192 8 7,184 #51 boy name
1955 7,452 19 7,433 #50 boy name
1956 7,433 9 7,424 #51 boy name
1957 7,086 22 7,064 #55 boy name
1958 7,310 20 7,290 #53 boy name
1959 9,948 28 9,920 #44 boy name
1960 10,737 20 10,717 #42 boy name
1961 10,257 24 10,233 #43 boy name
1962 8,567 27 8,540 #51 boy name
1963 7,927 20 7,907 #51 boy name
1964 7,777 20 7,757 #48 boy name
1965 7,891 19 7,872 #46 boy name
1966 7,766 25 7,741 #46 boy name
1967 7,340 27 7,313 #46 boy name
1968 7,907 37 7,870 #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 6,768 39 6,729 #46 boy name
1973 6,326 31 6,295 #48 boy name
1974 5,559 21 5,538 #57 boy name
1975 5,128 14 5,114 #58 boy name
1976 4,769 27 4,742 #61 boy name
1977 4,591 26 4,565 #63 boy name
1978 4,493 17 4,476 #66 boy name
1979 4,047 21 4,026 #77 boy name
1980 4,250 17 4,233 #73 boy name
1981 4,119 25 4,094 #72 boy name
1982 4,040 19 4,021 #73 boy name
1983 4,115 28 4,087 #70 boy name
1984 3,982 26 3,956 #75 boy name
1985 3,971 19 3,952 #79 boy name
1986 3,946 22 3,924 #80 boy name
1987 3,387 25 3,362 #88 boy name
1988 3,325 23 3,302 #97 boy name
1989 3,170 12 3,158
1990 2,919 14 2,905
1991 2,405 6 2,399
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 225 0 225

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 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 10,717 babies. (That's a lot of baby Craigs)

According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Craig" ranks #63 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 324 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of 4,904 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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Where is the name Craig popular?

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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.

Scottish

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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Alternative Meanings

C is for comic, laughter is your tonic.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

I is for ideals, no higher!

G is for glisten, a sparkle in your eye.

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

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Past life for Craig born Jun 17, 1948

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 Australia approximately on 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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