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Boy Name: Doyle

Name: Doyle
Pronunciation: \do(y)-le\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: black stranger
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Dayle, Dale, Dalle, Daile, Dooley
Similar Names: Coyle, Royle
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 446
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 419


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.

Baby names that sound like Doyle are Dayle, Dale, Dalle, Daile and Dooley. Other similar baby names are Coyle and Royle.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Doyle.


Doyle is a very popular first name for men (#446 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#419 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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