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Dowell, Doyelle, Doyley, McDowell, Ó Dubhghaill


The Doyles are of Norse origins, and this fact is backed up by the fact that the name is most common in the south east of the country in counties Wicklow, Wexford and Carlow. The name comes from the Gaelic “Dubh”, meaning ‘dark’, and “Gall”, meaning ‘foreigner’, and was originally used to describe the invading vikings. The name is the twelfth most common name in Ireland - find out more about the Doyle name in Ireland.