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Definitions for Murray
ˈmɜr i, ˈmʌr imur·ray

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Murray, Gilbert Murray, George Gilbert Aime Murphynoun

    British classical scholar (born in Australia) who advocated the League of Nations and the United Nations (1866-1957)

  2. Murray, James Murray, James Augustus Murray, James Augustus Henry Murray, Sir James Murray, Sir James Augustus Murray, Sir James Augustus Henry Murraynoun

    Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)

  3. Murray, Murray Rivernoun

    a southeast Australian river; flows westward and then south into the Indian Ocean at Adelaide


  1. Murraynoun

    A river in southeastern Australia, flowing 2,589 km (1,609 mi) to the Indian Ocean.

  2. Murraynoun

    Any of a number of places in the U.S.A. and elsewhere.

  3. Murraynoun

    A Scottish surname.

  4. Murraynoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

    Murray was the sort of name he might have expected his father to pick. Murray : not a family name, not a friend's name, not some old blowhard up in New Hampshire who'd sat around in the general store playing checkers and sucking his teeth. Murray was a name you couldn't do anything with. Murr — what the hell kind of nickname was that? The kids in second and third grade had certainly seen the name's possibilities. With the appropriate swishes and vocal flutings, they called him "Mary".

  5. Murraynoun

    A placename A river in southeastern Australia, flowing 2,589 km to the Indian Ocean. Any of a number of places in the U.S.A. and elsewhere. A city, the county seat of Calloway County, Kentucky, United States.

  6. Etymology: Scottish surname derived from the place name Moray in NE Scotland, probably from old Celtic "sea + settlement".


  1. murray

    "Murray" can refer to several things, depending on the context. 1. As a surname, Murray is popular in English-speaking countries and has Scottish or Irish origins. 2. As a place, Murray can refer to several locations worldwide, including Murray River in Australia, Murray City in Utah, USA, Murray Island in the Torres Strait, Australia, among others. 3. In terms of geology, it can refer to a specific type of limestone, known as Murray Limestone. 4. It can also refer to Murray Grey, which is a breed of Australian beef cattle. 5. People often associate the name 'Murray' with the Murray-Darling basin, Australia's largest and most important river system. 6. It could also refer to popular figures like Murray Gell-Mann, a renowned physicist, Bill Murray, an American actor, and Sir Andy Murray, a British professional tennis player. Remember that the meaning of Murray would ultimately depend on the context in which it is used.


  1. Murray

    Murray is a city situated on the Wasatch Front in the core of Salt Lake Valley in the U.S. state of Utah. Named for territorial governor Eli Murray, it is the state's fourteenth largest city. According to the 2010 census, Murray has approximately 46,746 residents. Murray is close to Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Sandy and West Jordan, Utah. Once teeming with heavy industry, Murray’s industrial sector now has little trace and has been replaced by major mercantile sectors. Known for its central location in Salt Lake County, Murray has been called the Hub of Salt Lake County. Murray is unlike most of its neighboring communities as it operates its own police, fire, power, water, library, and parks and recreation departments and has its own school district. While maintaining many of its own services, Murray has one of the lowest city tax rates in the state. Thousands of people each year visit Murray City Park for organized sports and its wooded areas. Murray is home to the Intermountain Medical Center, a huge medical campus that is also Murray’s largest employer. Murray has been designated a Tree City USA since 1977.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Murray is ranked #136 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Murray surname appeared 184,910 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 63 would have the surname Murray.

    74.9% or 138,535 total occurrences were White.
    19.2% or 35,669 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 4,808 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 3,735 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 1,109 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 1,054 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Murray in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Murray in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Murray in a Sentence

  1. Roger Federer:

    Rafa was still there again on clay. I was consistent last year. I think Andy Murray is on Andy Murray way back. Andy Murray still made the Masters, even though Andy Murray didn't play so well for sometime.

  2. Hamish Bond:

    In terms of an outside view, I guess it's a given, hamish Bond and Eric Murray have won 60-something races in a row and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to put pretty short odds on Hamish Bond and Eric Murray winning the next race.

  3. Jeanne Assam:

    I saw Matthew Murray coming through the doors, and I took cover, and I waited for Matthew Murray to get closer, i came out of cover, I identified Jeanne Assam and engaged Matthew Murray and took Matthew Murray down.

  4. Liam Broady:

    Stranger things have happened, I know that, andy Murray's so tricky, Andy Murray's so talented. Andy Murray's very aware of what Andy Murray's doing on the court, how to make it awkward for people.

  5. Iain Murray:

    When we think of apostasy, we’re not to think simply of deviation from the truth, that is fundamental, but always too, there's deviation in life, there is a movement to unholiness, to worldliness. -- Iain Murray

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