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What does Doherty mean?

Doherty Pronunciation of Doherty [do-her-ty] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Doherty is "harmful". Surname.

Associated with: irish, surname.


Doherty has 3 variants: Docherty, Dougherty and Douherty.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Doherty name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Doherty outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aoresty (see Orestes), Berty, Corty, Dahey, Derby, Derry, Dory, Dover, Morty and Raferty. Like Doherty, these names are not commonly used.