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Dooley 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 also pronounced similarly to Dailey, Daley and Dawley. Another suggested similar baby name is Doyle.
Popularity of 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) (2000 U.S. Census).
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