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What does Doyle mean?

Doyle Pronunciation of Doyle 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, black (dark)


(male) Dile, ..

(female) Doyde, ..

Doyle Aydan (D.A.), ..

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Doyle reached its apex rank of #208 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Doyle name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Doyle outside U.S.

Similar Names

Doyle is pronounced similarly to Dael, Daile, Dal, Dale, Dalle, Dayle, Del and Dell. Other recommended sound-alike names are Cayle, Cole, Colle, Coyle, Daryle, Daye, Daylen, Dayne, Dekle, Doane, Dodge, Dolf, Donne, Donte, Dooley, Dore, Dorli (see Dor), Dowe, Dyce, Eryle, Gayle, Hayle, Kayle, Kyle, Lyle, Noble, Rolle, Royale, Royle, Wole and Zayle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Doyle.

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