Murphy

Male

Meaning

Descendant of a sea warrior

Origin

Gaelic

Pronunciation

/ˈmɜːrfi/

Traits associated with the name Murphy:

Dogs named Murphy tend to be brave, hard-working, loving, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Murphy?

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique name. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the classic comedy movie, "Caddyshack," which features a character named Murphy.

Is Murphy a good dog name?

Murphy has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Murphy isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Murphy is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Murphy was, in the past month, the 135th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Murphy is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Murphy was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Murphy's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Murphy is most adored in Connecticut, Maryland and Utah.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Minnesota, Nevada and Nebraska.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Murphy.

Most popular breeds named Murphy:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. Beagle

Famous dogs named Murphy:

  • film icon A doberman pinscher named Murphy played a role in the movie They Only Kill Their Masters.
  • television icon A dog named Murphy featured in the television show The Busy World of Richard Scarry.

Murphy is found in these categories:

cute dog names
cute

Irish origin, evokes images of playful leprechauns and adorable shamrock pups.

british dog names
british

Associated with a common Irish surname, often found in Britain.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Hailing from Irish roots, this moniker screams vintage charm and classic canine.

Dog names like Murphy:

Soldier, or merciful
Who Is Like God?
Mountain belonging to the ruler
From The Sea Town
Genuine, bold or brave
Son Of My Right Hand
Murphy dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (4)

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think of the name Murphy is an excellent choice if he or she is look for a name that is energetic and silly and loves food.
January 20, 2024

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Ali (England, United Kingdom)
It’s sounds so cute!! I am considering using it for my dog. My only problem is that it’s quite a common name, just looking for something more unique…
January 17, 2023

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Murphy (Queensland, Australia)
Red labradoodle
June 26, 2022

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Murphy (Brown) (Texas, United States)
Chocolate female lab
February 23, 2022

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