Origen: Normando. Hooley is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in a now-lost place called Howley, which experts theorize was situated in Lancashire, Yorkshire, or Cheshire. The surname Hooley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. First found in northern England, where they held a family seat in Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Cheshire from very early times. The name Hooley in Ireland is derived from the Gaelic word 'uallach' meaning 'boastful'. This name was adopted by some O'Driscoll families located in County Cork in the South of the country. Whooley, Wholey and Holey are among the more frequently found variants.

Variantes: Hooley, Hooly, Whooley, Wholey, Hoole y otros.