Doyle Family History
Doyle Name Meaning
Irish: shortened 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 .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022