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  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɹeɪɡ/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /kɹɛɡ/, /kɹeɪɡ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪɡ, -ɛɡ

Proper nounEdit

Craig (countable and uncountable, plural Craigs)

  1. (countable) A surname.
    1. A Scottish habitational surname from Scottish Gaelic from Scottish Gaelic creag, originally meaning someone who lived near a crag.
    2. An Irish surname of Hiberno-Norman origin, an anglicization of de Craig, de Creag (of the crag).
    3. An Irish surname, a variant anglicization of de Carraig (Carrick).
  2. (countable) A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1979 Bruce Jackson: The Programmer: A Novel. Doubleday 1979. page 168:
      He told her the name he had used to rent the cabin. " I'm Craig Hemsworth."
      She burst out laughing. "That's a funnier name than mine. It sounds like the kind of name they give a movie actor when they decide his own name won't do.
  3. A placename
    1. A locale in the United States.
      1. A city in Alaska; named for early settler and fishmonger Craig Miller.
      2. An unincorporated community in California; named for a railroad official.
      3. A ghost town in Modoc County, California; named for postmaster Robert A. Craig.
      4. A city, the county seat of Moffat County, Colorado; named for financier Rev. William Bayard Craig.
      5. A township in Switzerland County, Indiana.
      6. An unincorporated community in Washington Township, Decatur County, Indiana.
      7. A city in Iowa.
      8. A city in Missouri; named for lawyer and politician James Craig.
      9. An unincorporated community in Montana.
      10. A township and village therein, in Burt County, Nebraska; named for early settler William Stewart Craig.
      11. An unincorporated community in Ohio.
    2. A river in Alaska, United States and British Columbia, Canada; named for engineer John Davidson Craig.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Irish surname from "de Craig"): Cregg

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