Doyle

First Name
31k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
74k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Doyle

"Doyle" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Dark Foreigner". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Doyle

Doyle Bramhall II is a blues, rock, roll, and soul music musician, songwriter, and record producer. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Drum kit, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Doyle was born on December 24th, 1968.

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Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein is a hardcore punk, heavy metal music, and horror punk musician, bodybuilding, and songwriter. He plays Guitar and Bass guitar. His career lasted from 1980 to 1980. Doyle was given the name Paul Caiafa on September 15th, 1964 in Lodi, New Jersey.

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Doyle Brunson is a poker player.

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Doyle Bramhall was a blues and rhythm musician and composer. He plays Drum kit. He was most prominent from 1960 to 2011. Doyle was born on February 17th, 1949 in Dallas. He passed away on November 12th, 2011.

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Doyle Lawson is a bluegrass music and gospel music singing. He plays Mandolin. He was most prominent from 1977 to present. Doyle was born on April 20th, 1944 in Sullivan County, Tennessee, U.S.

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Doyle Dykes is a country music, folk music, blues, and christian music musician, songwriter, and minister (christianity). He plays Guitar and Taylor Guitars. Doyle was born on May 23rd, 1954 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a novelist, poet, physician, and short story. Arthur was given the name Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle on May 22nd, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He passed away on July 7th, 1930.

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Jerry was born on July 16th, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Maria was given the name Maria Josephine Doyle on September 25th, 1964 in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland.

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Mike Doyle is an actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1994. Mike was given the name Michael Doyle on September 16th, 1972.

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Jimmy was born on August 12th, 1924 in Los Angeles. Jimmy is also known as Delaney and James Emerson. He breathed his last breath on June 25th, 1947.

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Shawn Doyle is an actor. He was most prominent from 1996 to present. Shawn was born in 1968 in Wabush.

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How popular is the baby name Doyle in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1889 9 0 9
1890 5 0 5
1891 7 0 7
1892 6 0 6
1893 5 0 5
1894 8 0 8
1895 7 0 7
1896 8 0 8
1897 15 0 15
1898 14 0 14
1899 12 0 12
1900 15 0 15
1901 10 0 10
1902 25 0 25
1903 16 0 16
1904 13 0 13
1905 21 0 21
1906 23 0 23
1907 38 0 38
1908 30 0 30
1909 25 0 25
1910 41 0 41
1911 52 0 52
1912 115 0 115
1913 139 0 139
1914 207 9 198
1915 275 11 264
1916 288 6 282
1917 332 5 327
1918 330 9 321
1919 315 0 315
1920 405 10 395
1921 478 14 464
1922 451 8 443
1923 463 5 458
1924 474 6 468
1925 501 0 501
1926 502 7 495
1927 578 8 570
1928 584 7 577
1929 566 7 559
1930 608 7 601
1931 678 10 668
1932 587 11 576
1933 621 10 611
1934 614 7 607
1935 636 6 630
1936 604 8 596
1937 583 7 576
1938 590 5 585
1939 568 0 568
1940 620 0 620
1941 584 6 578
1942 567 0 567
1943 521 0 521
1944 537 7 530
1945 456 0 456
1946 514 6 508
1947 626 5 621
1948 539 6 533
1949 594 0 594
1950 527 6 521
1951 527 7 520
1952 563 0 563
1953 487 0 487
1954 513 0 513
1955 550 5 545
1956 526 0 526
1957 509 8 501
1958 456 0 456
1959 452 7 445
1960 405 0 405
1961 381 0 381
1962 435 6 429
1963 365 0 365
1964 377 0 377
1965 312 0 312
1966 358 0 358
1967 280 0 280
1968 285 0 285
1969 274 0 274
1970 235 0 235
1971 213 0 213
1972 161 0 161
1973 147 0 147
1974 163 0 163
1975 124 0 124
1976 118 0 118
1977 105 0 105
1978 99 0 99
1979 98 0 98
1980 85 0 85
1981 87 0 87
1982 78 0 78
1983 65 0 65
1984 66 0 66
1985 60 0 60
1986 55 0 55
1987 52 0 52
1988 60 0 60
1989 61 0 61
1990 59 0 59
1991 44 0 44
1992 57 0 57
1993 44 0 44
1994 40 0 40
1995 43 0 43
1996 29 0 29
1997 28 0 28
1998 35 0 35
1999 32 0 32
2000 36 0 36
2001 25 0 25
2002 22 0 22
2003 22 0 22
2004 25 0 25
2005 34 0 34
2006 32 0 32
2007 29 0 29
2008 27 0 27
2009 21 0 21
2010 20 0 20
2011 10 0 10
2012 11 0 11
2013 17 0 17
2014 8 0 8
2015 12 0 12
2016 10 0 10
2017 18 0 18

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Popularity of Doyle as a first name

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Popularity of Doyle as a last name

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Common last names for Doyle

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Roberts
  • Young

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Doyle U.S.
  White 89.12% 64.26%
  African American 5.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Doyle

People with the last name Doyle are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Doyle

  • What name lists does Doyle rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Doyle? Doyle is the 1,360th most popular name of all time. As a last name Doyle was the 441st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Doyle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30,559 babies born with the first name Doyle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Doyle to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Doyle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Doyle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Doyle is Friday, June 11th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Doyle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Doyle was in 1931 with a total of 668 babies.
  • Random Doyle Factoid: According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Doyle ranks 91st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 14 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1940.
  • Weird things about the name Doyle: Your name in reverse order is Elyod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Delyo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Doyle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 74,458 people with the last name Doyle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Doyle? Doyle was ranked as the 441st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • 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).
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