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Craig

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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

Fun Facts about the name Craig

  • How many people with the first name Craig have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 299,157 babies born with the first name Craig in the United States. That's more than enough people named Craig to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Craig? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Craig first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Craig is Sunday, September 21st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Craig born? The highest recorded use of the first name Craig was in 1960 with a total of 10,719 babies. That's a lot of babies named Craig!
  • Random Craig Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Craig ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 86 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Craig: Your name in reverse order is Giarc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rgaic. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Craig? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 92,507 people with the last name Craig.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Craig? Craig was ranked as the 332nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

Where is the name Craig popular?

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Popularity of Craig as a first name

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Popularity of Craig as a last name

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Common last names for Craig

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Nelson
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Allen
  • Roberts
  • Mitchell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Craig U.S.
  White 79.03% 64.26%
  African American 15.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Craig

People with the last name Craig are most frequently White or African American

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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.

Wiktionary
  1. A Scottish surname​, originally meaning someone who lived near a crag.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A river in Alaska and British Columbia.

Notable Persons With the Name Craig

Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson is an observational comedy, satire, political satire, news satire, deadpan comedy, sketch comedy, and deadpan comedian. Craig was born on May 17th, 1962 in Springburn.

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James Brolin

James Brolin is an actor, producer, and director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1961 to present. James was given the name Craig Kenneth Bruderlin on July 18th, 1940 in Los Angeles.

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Craig David

Craig David is a contemporary r&b, uk garage, hip hop music, and dance music singer-songwriter, master of ceremonies, rapping, and record producer. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Craig was given the name Craig Ashley David on May 5th, 1981 in Southampton, Hampshire, England.

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Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson is a comedian. Craig was given the name Craig Phillip Robinson on October 25th, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Craig Roberts

Craig Roberts is an actor. Craig was given the name Craig Haydn Roberts on January 21st, 1991 in Newport, Wales.

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Craig T. Nelson

Craig T. Nelson is an actor and comedian. He was most prominent from 1971 to 1971. Craig was given the name Craig Theodore Nelson on April 4th, 1944 in Spokane, Washington.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Craig

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1992. Daniel was born on March 2nd, 1968 in Chester, Cheshire, England.

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Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig was an actress and actor. She was most active from 1957 to 2011. Yvonne was given the name Yvonne Joyce Craig on May 16th, 1937 in Taylorville, Illinois. She breathed her last breath on August 17th, 2015.

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Wendy Craig

Wendy Craig is an actress and actor. Wendy was born on June 20th, 1934 in Sacriston, County Durham, England.

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William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig is a philosopher. William was born on August 23rd, 1949 in Peoria, Illinois.

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Jonny Craig

Jonny Craig is a musician. He plays Piano and Vocals. He was most active from 2000 to present. Jonny was given the name Jonathan Monroe Craig on March 26th, 1986.

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Larry Craig

Larry Craig is a senator. He was most prominent from 1991 to 2009. His military service ended in 1972. Larry was given the name Larry Edwin Craig on July 20th, 1945 in Council, Idaho.

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  • Harrison Craig
    (musician)
  • Bryan Craig
    (actor)
  • Eli Craig
    (influential human)
  • Adam Jamal Craig
    (influential individual)
  • Roger Craig
    (football player)
  • Carolyn Craig
    (actress)
  • Edward Gordon Craig
    (stage designer)
  • Carl Craig
    (producer)
  • Allen Craig
    (baseball player)
  • Malin Craig
    (famed somebody)
  • Jenny Craig
    (business executive)
  • George Craig
    (musician)
  • James Craig
    (actor)
  • Rosalie Mae Craig
    (actress)

What does the name Craig mean?

Cis for captive, your web of charm.

Ris for realist, the way you are.

Ais for appreciative, of all you have

Iis for interest, you show in others.

Gis for generous, your giving nature.

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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