Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "sea battle", derived from Old Irish muir "sea" and cath "battle". This name was borne by several medieval Irish chieftains and kings. It is Anglicized as Murdo in Scotland.

Related Names

VariantMurdo(Scottish)
Feminine FormMurdag(Scottish Gaelic)
Other Languages & CulturesMurrough(Irish) Murchad(Old Irish)
Surname DescendantMurdoch(Scottish)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022