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Quick Facts on Craig

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Scottish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 815
Simple meaning:
Rock, crag

Characteristics of Craig

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Craig

Craig is an old Scottish nickname stemming from the Gaelic “carraig” meaning “rock” or “crag”. It also developed into a surname in reference to a topographical feature, as a way of identifying a person who dwelled near or around a craggy or rocky landscape. It was the Scots who popularized the modern usage of Craig as a forename in the 20th century. The simple yet powerful one-syllable name eventually displayed strong cross-over appeal in all English-speaking countries throughout the 1900s. However, today, in the 21st century, Craig is declining in popularity among all nations, even including Scotland. It’s no longer quite as common as it once was.

Popularity of the Name Craig

Craig was in circulation and lightly used dating back to the late 19th century but it really wasn’t until the 19-teens that Craig found a permanent place on the U.S. male naming charts. And he clearly showed signs of growth from that period on. In 1947 Craig finally hit the Top 100 list of most commonly used boy names in the country and he would maintain a spot on that list for 42 consecutive years. Craig’s peak popularity was during the 1960s and early 70s when he managed to achieve Top 50 positioning. In fact, his heyday coincided with the popularity of other strong, one-syllable masculine names (e.g., Mark, Scott, Todd, Keith and Troy). Today’s fashions favor softer, two-syllable boy names (e.g., Ethan, Noah, Aiden) so Craig is just simply past his prime and out of style. No harm, no foul. He had his day in the sun. Regardless, Craig remains a great choice especially for parents who are looking for a “rock-solid”, no-nonsense one-syllaber - and especially one with some of that added Scottish spunk!
Popularity of the Boy Name Craig
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Craig

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Craig

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Craig

    Craig We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Craig.

  • Popular Songs on Craig

    Popular Songs on Craig

    Craig - a song by Stephen Lynch [explicit]

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Craig

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Craig

    Craig - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Craig.

  • Famous People Named Craig

    Famous People Named Craig

    Famous People Named Craig - Craig Ferguson (Scottish TV host, comedian); Craig Newmark (founder of; Craig T. Nelson (actor); Craig Breslow (baseball player); Craig Kilborn (talk show host); Craig Biggio (baseball player); Craig Darby (hockey player); Craig David (R&B singer); Craig Ehlo (basketball player); Craig Patrick (hockey player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Craig

    Children of Famous People Named Craig

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Craig - Mitt Romney (businessman/politician); Charles Schultz (cartoonist); Dean Martin (singer/actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Craig - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Craig - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Craig.

Personality of the Boy Name Craig

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Craig

  • No Variations Found.
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