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What does Dooley mean?

Dooley Pronunciation of Dooley 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, dark, hero, 20th century (modern), popular (famous)




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How popular is Dooley?

Dooley is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#1439 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Dooley has yet to be recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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Similar Names

Dooley is alike in pronunciation to Dailey, Daily, Daley, Daly and Dawley. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Amorey, Ardley, Arley, Ashley, Attley, Baley, Bodey, Bosley, Briley, Bromley, Coley, Colley, Conley, Corley, Curley, Daile, Dale, Dalle, Dallen, Darcey, Darnley, Davey, Dayle, Denley, Denly, Derbey, Detlef (see Detleff), Doane, Dominy, Donne, Donnel, Donny, Donoven, Dontay, Dontey, Doogan, Dorsey, Dover, Doyle, Dudley, Dunlea, Dunley, Dunnley (see Dunley), Earley, Finley, Hailey, Harley, Hawley, Hedley, Joey, Kaley, Keeley, Korey, Korrey (see Kory), Moorley, Morley, Morrey, Olley, Radley, Redley, Ripley, Roley, Rooney, Rowley, Rowney, Rutley, Seeley, Sorley, Toney and Volney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dooley.

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