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Murray

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 17 0 17
1881 14 0 14
1882 19 0 19
1883 20 0 20
1884 17 0 17
1885 21 0 21
1886 19 0 19
1887 34 0 34
1888 18 0 18
1889 24 0 24
1890 32 0 32
1891 21 0 21
1892 24 0 24
1893 18 0 18
1894 27 0 27
1895 39 0 39
1896 31 0 31
1897 41 0 41
1898 32 0 32
1899 33 0 33
1900 49 0 49
1901 41 0 41
1902 38 0 38
1903 31 0 31
1904 51 5 46
1905 60 0 60
1906 47 0 47
1907 71 0 71
1908 72 0 72
1909 67 0 67
1910 95 6 89
1911 144 5 139
1912 261 7 254
1913 273 5 268
1914 346 6 340
1915 360 0 360
1916 443 9 434
1917 446 10 436
1918 483 6 477
1919 469 5 464
1920 530 6 524
1921 612 8 604
1922 635 7 628
1923 598 9 589
1924 603 12 591
1925 593 9 584
1926 579 9 570
1927 518 7 511
1928 513 8 505
1929 436 0 436
1930 419 7 412
1931 377 0 377
1932 348 6 342
1933 284 5 279
1934 261 0 261
1935 255 0 255
1936 223 0 223
1937 251 0 251
1938 265 0 265
1939 250 6 244
1940 264 5 259
1941 265 0 265
1942 264 8 256
1943 299 8 291
1944 225 6 219
1945 189 0 189
1946 243 5 238
1947 300 6 294
1948 259 6 253
1949 282 6 276
1950 234 0 234
1951 278 5 273
1952 287 5 282
1953 257 9 248
1954 292 5 287
1955 279 0 279
1956 315 7 308
1957 275 6 269
1958 257 0 257
1959 242 0 242
1960 224 7 217
1961 232 5 227
1962 210 7 203
1963 205 0 205
1964 184 8 176
1965 136 0 136
1966 140 0 140
1967 120 0 120
1968 94 0 94
1969 121 6 115
1970 109 0 109
1971 99 5 94
1972 67 0 67
1973 69 0 69
1974 67 5 62
1975 68 0 68
1976 55 0 55
1977 44 0 44
1978 52 0 52
1979 52 0 52
1980 61 0 61
1981 49 0 49
1982 49 0 49
1983 41 0 41
1984 37 0 37
1985 31 0 31
1986 44 6 38
1987 33 0 33
1988 33 0 33
1989 45 0 45
1990 42 5 37
1991 34 0 34
1992 37 0 37
1993 34 0 34
1994 31 0 31
1995 25 0 25
1996 32 0 32
1997 17 0 17
1998 28 0 28
1999 29 0 29
2000 25 0 25
2001 32 0 32
2002 18 0 18
2003 21 0 21
2004 15 0 15
2005 33 0 33
2006 19 0 19
2007 18 0 18
2008 26 0 26
2009 23 0 23
2010 30 0 30
2011 30 0 30
2012 47 5 42
2013 26 0 26
2014 40 0 40
2015 44 0 44

Want to know about the popularity of the Murray baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,731 babies born with the name Murray in the United States. That's more than enough Murrays to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 17 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Murray" was in 1922 with a total of 628 babies.

According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Murray" ranks #59 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 368 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1922. Across the entire United States a total of 635 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Murray

The name "Murray" is of English origin, and it means "From the sea town". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

F. Murray Abraham

F. was born in 1939 as Murray Abraham in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Murray Perahia

Murray was born in 1947.

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Murray Cook

Murray Cook is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Murray was born in 1960 as Murray James Cook in Cowra, New South Wales, Australia.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Murray

Murray Feiss
Murray Hone
Murray Lawn Mower Parts
Murray Rothbard
Murray Andy
Murray Energy
Murray Hamilton
Murray Hill
Murray Hill Middle School
Murray State University

Alternative Meanings

M is for mirth, your laughter.

U is for useful, always to others.

R is for rational, the way you think.

R is for realist, the way you are.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Y is for young, the years never show!

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

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Past life for Murray born Feb 5, 1959

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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 Arctic approximately on 750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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