Meaning and Origin of: Doyle

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Dark stranger

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhghaill ‘descendant of Dubhghall’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + gall ‘stranger’. This was used as a byname for Scandinavians, in particular to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians. Compare McDougall, McDowell.