Peter Murphy in the US

  1. #17,065 Frank Baker
  2. #17,066 Hong Chen
  3. #17,067 Linda Willis
  4. #17,068 Maria Segura
  5. #17,069 Peter Murphy
  6. #17,070 Alicia Wilson
  7. #17,071 Brenda Rivera
  8. #17,072 Chad Taylor
  9. #17,073 Cheryl Collins
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Meaning & Origins

English form of the name of the best-known of all Christ's apostles, traditionally regarded as the founder of the Christian Church. The name derives, via Latin, from Greek petros ‘stone, rock’. This is used as a translation of the Aramaic byname Cephas, given to the apostle Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from another of the same name (Simon Zelotes). ‘When Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone’ (John 1:42). According to Matthew 16:17–18, Christ says more explicitly, ‘Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona … thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church’. The name has been in continuous use since the Middle Ages.
82nd in the U.S.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha ‘descendant of Murchadh’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, i.e. ‘sea-warrior’. This was an important family in Tyrone.
56th in the U.S.

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