First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dooley" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dooley as well as things modernly associated with the name Dooley such as celebrities named Dooley.

Origin and Meaning of Dooley

"Dooley" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Blackhaired hero". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons With the Name Dooley

Dooley Wilson was an actor/singer. He was most prominent from 1908 to 1951. Dooley was given the name Arthur Wilson on April 3rd, 1886 in Tyler, Texas, U.S. He breathed his last breath on May 30th, 1953.


Dooley Womack is a baseball player. Dooley was born on August 25th, 1939 in Columbia, South Carolina.


Dooley Briscoe is a cricketer.


Dooley Adams was an influential individual. Dooley was born in 1927. He left this life on November 12th, 2004.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dooley

Stacey Dooley is a media personality, television presenter, and journalist. She was most active from 2008 to present. Stacey was given the name Stacey Jaclyn Dooley on March 9th, 1987 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England.


Paul Dooley is an actor, writer, and comedian. Paul was given the name Paul Brown on February 22nd, 1928 in Parkersburg, West Virginia.


Derek Dooley is a noteworthy human. Derek was born on June 10th, 1968 in Athens, Georgia.


Shaun Dooley is an influential individual. Shaun was born in 1974 in Barnsley.


Hurricane Chris is a hip hop music rapping and songwriter. His ongoing career started in 2006. Hurricane was given the name Christopher Dooley, Jr. on March 7th, 1989 in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S. Hurricane is also known as Hurricane, Dooley, Christopher, and Jr. (birth name).


Jim Perry was a tv presenter, game show presenter, singer, and singing. Jim was given the name James Edward Dooley on November 9th, 1933 in Camden, New Jersey, U.S. He breathed his last breath on November 20th, 2015.


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Popularity of Dooley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dooley U.S.
  White 87.82% 64.26%
  African American 7.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dooley

People with the last name Dooley are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Dooley

  • How Popular is the name Dooley? Dooley is the 84,823rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Dooley was the 1,527th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dooley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Dooley in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dooley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2005 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dooley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dooley is Monday, June 5th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Dooley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dooley was in 2005 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dooley: Your name in reverse order is Yelood. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ydoole. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dooley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,481 people with the last name Dooley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dooley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Dooley as their last name.

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What does the name Dooley mean?

Dis for discreet, you can keep a secret.

Ois for orderly, a lifelong passion.

Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

Lis for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Yis for yes, always open to new possibilities

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.