121 Traditional & Modern Middle Names for Murphy (Girl)

  • By: Jess
  • Date: July 29, 2022
  • Time to read: 7 min.

If you are struggling to think of a middle name for your daughter Primrose, then this blog post is just for you! Middle names can be difficult to come up with, especially if they are not traditional.

This list contains 121 different middle names that would work great with Primrose. Check them out and see which one suits her the best!

What Does The Name Murphy Mean?

The surname is a combination of two Irish surnames: “Murchadha”/”Murchadh” (descendant of “Murchadh”) and “Mac Murchaidh”/”Mac Murchadh” (son of “Murchadh”), both of which are derived from the Irish personal name “Murchadh,” which meant “sea-warrior” or “sea-battler” (muir meaning sea and cath meaning battle).

People believe that the name of their children can have an impact on their future success in life. It can also have a bearing on a child, what their name means.

As a result, people often choose names based on their meanings, believing that the meaning of the child’s name may reflect the nature of the child or influence the child later on.

How Do You Pronounce Murphy?

Murphy is pronounced as /MUR fee/.

Famous People Called Murphy

  • Murphy Brown is the star reporter of “FYI,” a newsmagazine series.
  • Torhi Harper, better known by his stage name Murphy Lee, is an American rapper, best known as a member of the hip hop group St. Lunatics.
  • Murphy Jensen, American tennis player
  • Murphy James Foster Jr., American politician, former governor of Louisiana
  • Murphy Anderson, American comic book artist
  • Murphy aka Mikael Judas (born Michael Cole), American pro wrestler
  • Koltyn Murphy Locke (b. 2015), son of Kiptyn Locke from The Bachelor

How Common is the Name Murphy?

The first name Murphy was given to a child in February 22nd, 1869, according to the Social Security Administration’s birth record database.

Murphy is the 2,808th most popular name in the history of the world. Between 1880 and 2020, the Social Security Administration recognized 8,918 newborns born in the United States with the first name Murphy. Murphy was given to 260 infants in 2020, which was the highest documented use of the name.
Murphy is Ireland’s most common surname, Northern Ireland’s fourteenth most common surname, and the United States’ fifty-eighth most common surname.

How to Choose the Perfect Name to go With Murphy

The most appropriate middle name for Murphy is the one that blends nicely with her first and last names. For example, choose the middle names you want for Murphy from the list below and jot them down on a piece of paper.

Say the names out loud with Murphy at the start. For example, Murphy Ann.  Remove any names that are strange, bizarre, or difficult to pronounce.

Step 2 should be repeated, but this time include the last name and listen to how it sounds. Delete any further names that don’t sound suitable.

Examine the initials of the remaining names and identify the ones that work particularly well together. Make certain that it does not sound absurd or harsh. Consider looking for ones that can be given nicknames when they are grouped together.

By the time you are finished with steps 1-4, you will have cut down the selection to a manageable amount of options that will assist you in deciding on the ideal middle name for Murphy.

121 Best Middle Names for Murphy

We’ve pulled together the best girl’s names that go well with the name Murphy. Here’s our list:

1Murphy Kinley
2Murphy Lennon
3Murphy Ari
4Murphy Marley (See best names for Marley)
5Murphy Charli
6Murphy Arianna
7Murphy Serena
8Murphy Alexa
9Murphy Selena
10Murphy Lyla
Murphy Charli
11Murphy Giselle
12Murphy Emily
13Murphy Allie
14Murphy Kiara
15Murphy Emmalyn
16Murphy Selah
17Murphy Violet
18Murphy Brooklynn
19Murphy Maggie
20Murphy Kailani
21Murphy Annie
22Murphy Arya
23Murphy Anna
24Murphy Morgan
25Murphy Ariana
26Murphy Alani
27Murphy Jordan
28Murphy Maeve
29Murphy Wynter
30Murphy Elaina
Murphy Ariana
31Murphy Dior
32Murphy Vivienne
33Murphy Eve
34Murphy Gabriella
35Murphy Naomi
36Murphy Edith
37Murphy Leighton
38Murphy Mabel
39Murphy Clara
40Murphy Elliana
41Murphy Bella
42Murphy Remington
43Murphy Rachel
44Murphy Oaklynn
45Murphy Lydia
46Murphy Nicole
47Murphy Adelyn
48Murphy Michelle
49Murphy Jocelyn
50Murphy Journey
Murphy Adelyn
51Murphy Ruby
52Murphy Peyton
53Murphy Freya
54Murphy Valeria
55Murphy Carmen
56Murphy Everly
57Murphy Chloe
58Murphy Scarlett
59Murphy Ryan
60Murphy Andrea
61Murphy Rosemary
62Murphy Esther
63Murphy Luciana
64Murphy Blakely
65Murphy Adalynn
66Murphy Aubree
67Murphy Madeleine
68Murphy Hailey
69Murphy Eliana
70Murphy Elizabeth
Murphy Aubree
71Murphy Legacy
72Murphy Cameron
73Murphy Jasmine
74Murphy Paige
75Murphy Grace
76Murphy Sarah
77Murphy Rowan
78Murphy Shiloh
79Murphy Isabella
80Murphy Sadie
81Murphy Oakley
82Murphy Camryn
83Murphy Harmony
84Murphy Genesis
85Murphy Alexis
86Murphy Evie
87Murphy Maisie
88Murphy Eliza
89Murphy Maliyah
90Murphy Nora
Murphy Eliza
91Murphy Amara
92Murphy Helen
93Murphy Kennedy
94Murphy Makayla
95Murphy Millie
96Murphy Makenzie
97Murphy Cassidy
98Murphy Thea
99Murphy Sawyer
100Murphy Kaitlyn
101Murphy Amora
102Murphy Hazel
103Murphy Londyn
104Murphy Scarlet
105Murphy Jordyn
106Murphy Elsie
107Murphy Sienna
108Murphy Kalani
109Murphy Lainey
110Murphy Emersyn
Murphy Sienna
111Murphy Zoe
112Murphy Valerie
113Murphy Mia
114Murphy Luna
115Murphy Alessandra
116Murphy Rylee
117Murphy Malani
118Murphy Lilly
119Murphy Ariel
120Murphy Kimberly
Murphy Rylee

First Name for Middle Name Murphy

If you have already decided on Murphy as the middle name you might be looking for the perfect first name as Murphy makes a great middle name. We have our top 10 here!

Serena Murphy
Zara Murphy
Elaina Murphy
Jennifer Murphy
Everlee Murphy
Grace Murphy
Eliza Murphy
Delaney Murphy
Paisley Murphy
Leighton Murphy

10 Classic Girl Names That Go Well With Murphy

Murphy Eloise
Murphy Josephine
Murphy Cordelia
Murphy Penelope
Murphy Theodora
Murphy Imogen
Murphy Nora
Murphy Adelaide
Murphy Claire
Murphy Florence

10 Modern Names That Go With Murphy

Murphy Faye
Murphy Jade
Murphy Hayes
Murphy Reagan
Murphy Brie
Murphy Remi
Murphy Oakleigh
Murphy Mila
Murphy Bryn
Murphy Lennox
Murphy Hayes

10 Unusual Girl Names That Go With Murphy

Murphy Zaylee
Murphy Maren
Murphy Ember
Murphy Jaelyn
Murphy Sena
Murphy Elodie
Murphy Brea
Murphy Larkin
Murphy Camari
Murphy Corinna

European Names That Match the Name Murphy

If you love European names or even have European ancestry we’ve compiled the best Irish, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Polish names to go with Murphy. We’ve kept these spelt in their original authentic way, but you can always update the spelling if you prefer.

7 Irish Girl Names That Go with Murphy

If you like Irish girl names check out our post.

Murphy Aine (awn-ye)
Murphy Kayleigh (kay-lee)
Murphy Aoibhinn (ee-van or ay-veen)
Murphy Ciara (kee-ra)
Murphy Fionnuala (fi-noola)
Murphy Sinead (shin-ade)
Murphy Eithne (eth-na)

7 French Names to Go with Murphy

Murphy Géraldine
Murphy Romane
Murphy Natalie
Murphy Floriane
Murphy Rosalie
Murphy Véronique
Murphy Huguette
Murphy Romane

7 Spanish Names That Go Well with Murphy

Murphy Lucía
Murphy Ivanna
Murphy Guadalupe
Murphy Victoria
Murphy Isabella
Murphy Ana Sofía
Murphy Gabriela

7 Italian Names for Murphy

Murphy Violante
Murphy Ilaria
Murphy Gabriella
Murphy Antonia
Murphy Benedetta
Murphy Eva
Murphy Giorgia

7 German Names for Murphy

Murphy Dora
Murphy Marta
Murphy Anita
Murphy Elise
Murphy Antonie
Murphy Friederike
Murphy Adele
Murphy Anita

7 Polish Names for Murphy

Murphy Ewelina
Murphy Barbara
Murphy Dagmara
Murphy Zdzisława
Murphy Kaśka
Murphy Dżesika
Murphy Marta

Names of Certain Length

If you have a long or short surname, you might want to choose middle names with just 1, 2 or 3 syllables, we’ve got the best of each to help you choose the best middle name for your child.

7 Names for Murphy with 1 Syllable

Murphy Quinn
Murphy Greer
Murphy Bree
Murphy Wren
Murphy Rose
Murphy Love
Murphy Fern

7 Names for Murphy with 2 Syllables

Murphy Mia
Murphy Aine
Murphy Scarlett
Murphy Josie
Murphy Nicole
Murphy Maggie
Murphy Lea

7 Names for Murphy with 3 Syllables

Murphy Meredith
Murphy Eleanor
Murphy Natalie
Murphy Susanna
Murphy Juniper
Murphy Deborah
Murphy Addison
Murphy Natalie

Names for Murphy with the Same Initial

Murphy Molly
Murphy Madeleine
Murphy Michelle
Murphy Millie
Murphy Makenzie
Murphy Mariah
Murphy Maeve

7 Names for Murphy Starting with A Vowel

Murphy Annalise
Murphy Ulyana
Murphy Alaina
Murphy Aurora
Murphy Avianna
Murphy Izabella
Murphy Aria

Nicknames for Murphy

Murphy is often given the following nicknames:

  • Murph
  • Phy

Different Ways to Spell Murphy

  • Murphey
  • Murph
  • Murphie
  • Murfee
  • Murfeigh
  • Murfi
  • Murfie
  • Murfy
  • Murphee

Similar Names Like Murphy

  • Murray
  • Murphy
  • Baxter
  • Hurley
  • Mercer
  • Edison
  • Sullivan
  • Boone

Sibling Names for Murphy

If you already have a child named Murphy, you might be looking for some great sister or brother names that go with it. We’ve compiled some classic names that go together really well with Murphy.

Sister Names for Murphy

If you already have a baby Murphy, and she’s going to be an older sister, then we’ve come up with some gorgeous sister names!

Murphy & Jordyn
Murphy & Sophie
Murphy & Kimberly
Murphy & Nylah
Murphy & Catalina
Murphy & Julianna
Murphy & Josie
Murphy & Andrea
Murphy & Holly
Murphy & Emelia
Murphy & Sophie

Brother Names for Murphy

If you are expecting a baby boy, and already have a Murphy then check out our boy names that will match your baby girl!

Murphy & Marvin
Murphy & Dorian
Murphy & Vincent
Murphy & Gerardo
Murphy & Zain
Murphy & Robert
Murphy & Fletcher
Murphy & Terrance
Murphy & Atlas
Murphy & Crosby

What are middle names for?

Giving a child a middle name is a tradition that dates back to the medieval era. Back then, people would give their children multiple names in order to confuse evil spirits.

They would also use middle names in order to honor important people in their lives. Middle names are still given today for these reasons and many others. Some parents choose to give their children middle names based on names they like.

Other parents choose middle names because they have a special meaning to them. Whatever the reason, it is clear that there are many benefits to giving your child a middle name.

Often people can make the middle name a nickname later on or even you can put the initials together to form a new name, for example, Murphy Delle could become MD! 

Research has also indicated that having middle names improves people’s chances of getting a better job in the future!

According to a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, people who have middle names are believed to have a high social position and to be intellectually superior. 

Take Away For Baby Name Murphy

We’ve listed plenty of middle names that would be a great fit for your little Primrose. We suggest narrowing it down to the top 3-5 and testing them out by saying them aloud with Primrose as the first name.

This will help you to decide on the perfect one that flows nicely with her given name. If you are still struggling, consider looking at European names or ones that have the same initial letter.

Whichever route you choose, make sure to take into account how the initials sound together when deciding on a final choice!

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