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Meaning and name origin

Doyle \do(y)-le\ as a boy's 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.


Doyle is a very popular first name for males (#446 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#419 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Doyle for boys. Doyle reached its highest rank of #219 in the U.S. in 1930-1939 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Doyle name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Doyle is also pronounced similarly to Daile, Dale, Dalle and Dayle. Other suggested similar baby names are Coyle, Dooley and Royle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Doyle.