Gender / Sex: boy
Meaning: dark hero
Sounds Like: Dailey, Daley, Dawley, Doyle
Similar Names: Coley, Colley, Denley, Dudley, Dunley, Roley, Rowley
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1236
Dooley \do(o)-ley\ as a boy's 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.
Baby names that sound like Dooley are Dailey, Daley, Dawley and Doyle. Other similar baby names are Coley, Colley, Denley, Dudley, Dunley, Roley and Rowley.
Dooley is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1236 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)