Descendant of a sea warrior





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!

Murphy is found in these categories:


  • Murphy ranks #382 with users of
  • Murphy ranks #93 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Murphy ranks #101 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

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

In the past week, Murphy was viewed 184 times, and liked 1 times.

Most popular breeds named Murphy:

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

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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.

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 (3)

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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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