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What does Hazel mean?

Hazel /ha-zel/ as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Hazel) is pronounced HAY-zel. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hazel is "the hazel tree".

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.

Associated with: old english, tree, nature, 19th century


Hazel has 4 variants: Hazal, Hazell, Hazelle and Hazle.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Hazelia, Hazella, ..

(male) Hazella, Hazellow, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Hazel for girls. Hazel reached its top position of #23 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is currently at #107. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hazel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hazel outside U.S.

Popular variation forms of Hazel (#107 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000 are Hazle and Hazelle. These forms of Hazel reached the height of their popularity a century ago (median #805) and are now significantly less conventional (#1369, 75%), with the form Hazel becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hazel, Hazelle, Hazle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hazel outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Batel, Carel, Dael, Darel, Gael, Gayel, Hadee, Hadeel, Hadil, Haely, Halea, Haley, Harela, Haven, Itzel, Jael, Janel, Jayel, Karel, Lael, Mabel, Madel, Rahel, Raizel, Rakel and Rayzel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hazel.