Murphy, meaning “sea fighter,” is a classic male dog name for dogs who are eager to please or outgoing. Find out more about dogs named Murphy.


Name: Murphy

Meaning: Sea fighter

Personality: Eager to Please, Outgoing

About This Name: A dog named Murphy would have a lot of company in the world of entertainment: There was a Doberman named Murphy in the 1972 mystery movie They Only Kill Their Masters, rapper Murphy Lee won a Grammy for his part in the song “Shake Ya Tailfeather” and Murphy Karges was a founding member of the rock band Sugar Ray. And in the world of politics, Murphy J. Foster was governor of Louisiana from 1996 to 2004.

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