What does Doherty mean?
Doherty [do-her-ty] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Doherty is "harmful". Surname.
(male) Daherty, Doherby, ..
(female) Doherda, Doherde, .. Middle name pairings:
Doherty Atticus (D.A.), ..
How popular is Doherty?
Doherty is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#1191 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Doherty has not been listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Aoresty (see Orestes), Berty, Corty, Dahey, Derby, Derry, Dory, Dover, Morty and Raferty. Like Doherty, these names are not commonly used.