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Boy Name: Doherty

Name: Doherty
Pronunciation: \do-herty, dohe(r)-ty\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: harmful
Origin: Irish
Variant forms: Docherty, Dougherty, Douherty
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1467


Doherty \do-herty, dohe(r)-ty\ as a boy's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Doherty is "harmful". Surname.

Doherty has 3 variant forms: Docherty, Dougherty and Douherty.


Doherty is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1467 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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