Craig

Craig - A very unique male name



  Apr 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Craig, meaning from the rocks, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #1004. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Craig and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Craig? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Craig. The baby boy name Craig was given to 222 baby boys in 2012, ranking #807 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 7,392 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Craig peaked in popularity 50 years ago in 1969 on position 39.



Famous with this name

Daniel Craig
Craig Shapiro
Craig Kyle


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Craig is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Craig is currently topping the baby name charts in Louisiana at position #425 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,177.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Craig is where you live.


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Craig origin and meaning

Craig is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means from the rocks. To see famous people named Craig, pop culture references for the name Craig and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Craig

We've found the following names that sound similar to Craig, sorted by popularity.

Chris / Cruz / Cyrus / Cris / Cross / Chirag / Criss / Corky / Croix / Cruise /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012807
2011849
2010668
2009681
2008603
2007545
2006551
2005496
2004481
2003422
2002386
2001381
2000338
1999327
1998317
1997258
1996245
1995219
1994198
1993173
1992154
1991135
1990116
1989105
198896
198788
198680
198579
198474
198370
198273
198172
198073
197977
197866
197763
197661
197558
197457
197348
197246
197143
197039
196939
196841
196746
196646
196546
196448
196351
196251
196143
196042
195944
195853
195755
195651
195550
195451
195360
195259
195163
195069
194977
194882
194793
1946108
1945136
1944151
1943164
1942176
1941242
1940293
1939309
1938320
1937301
1936399
1935448
1934523
1933618
1932662
1931610
1930689
1929672
1928684
1927686
1926793
1925838
1924732
1923676
1922897
1921824
1920965
1919918
1918715
1917960
19161211
1915802
19141346
1913900
19121004

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana425
Florida523
Michigan548
Georgia592
Pennsylvania600
Maryland626
South Carolina639
Virginia642
Wisconsin662
Ohio715
Utah736
Massachusetts754
Illinois776
Tennessee784
Texas798
North Carolina804
Arizona930
Indiana956
New Jersey974
New York1004
California1177

Even more about Craig


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Craig a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Craig?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1969
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Craig
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 7,392
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +222

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