What does Doyle mean?
Doyle /doy-le/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced doyl. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Doyle is "black stranger". Variant of Dougal. Authors Paddy Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle.
How popular is Doyle?
Doyle is a very prominent first name for males (#446 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#391 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Doyle for boys. Doyle entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #219 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)