Meaning and Name Origin
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". A name from nature. Name of a maid in a long-running comic. Track celebrity Hazel Clark.
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 (#3280 out of 88799, Top 4%). (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)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Hazel and corresponding names. The only other popular variation form of Hazel (#107 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 is Hazle. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1890-1899 and are now significantly less widespread. Hazel (#107) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here, with this name enjoying a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)