What does Dooley mean?
Dooley \do(o)-ley\ as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dooley is "dark hero". In the early 20th century author Finley Peter Dunne wrote popular newspaper essays that saw the world through the eyes of Martin Dooley, a fictitious Irish bartender on Chicago's West Side. Actor Paul Dooley.
Dooley is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#1236 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Dooley for boys. Dooley has yet to be recorded in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)