What does Hazel mean?
From hæsel. A name from nature first conined in the 19th century. It is also sometimes used to refer to eye color. Name of a maid in a long-running comic. Track celebrity Hazel Clark.
How popular is Hazel?
Hazel is a very popular first name for females (#138 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#4513 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Hazel for girls. Hazel reached its top position of #20 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is currently at #107. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other popular variation form of Hazel (#107 2 years ago) rated in the Top 1000 is Hazle. These forms of Hazel reached the height of their popularity during 1890-1899 (average #430) and are somewhat less conventional today (#553, ▼21.6%). Hazel has generally been preferred by parents. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Hazel and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)