Craig: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Craig

Craig

Pronunciation: KRAYG (key)

Origin of the name Craig:

Transferred use of the Scottish surname derived from the Gaelic creag (rugged rocks, crag): hence, "dweller by the crag."

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Comments and insights on the name Craig: | Edit

My fathers name is Creag. He not one you'd ever want to tease. Seems masculine & serious name for a male, very scottish as is the our last name.

Personal experiences with the name Craig: | Edit

-Didn't know a lot of Craigs growing up, but have come to see it as a more common name from my generation (70's). I always felt the name (my name) was a little childish since it didn't change as I grew up. David can be Davy as a kid, then Dave, or David as a man, something my name couldn't really do. Pros -- very little teasing. Cons -- very little depth.

Nicknames for Craig: | Edit

Craigy :), Craiger, Crag (rare), Rage

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Famous real-life people named Craig: | Edit

Craig Ferguson of the Late Late Show on CBS
Craig Horner - Australian Actor, Best known for Legend of the Seeker
Craig Mabbitt, vocalist of the rock band Escape the Fate

Craig in song, story & screen: | Edit

TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation: Craig Manning
TV show South Park: Craig Tucker

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