Meaning and name origin
Dooley \do(o)-ley\ as a boy's 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 not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1236 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dooley for boys. Dooley has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).