What does Hazel mean?
Hazel /ha-zel/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 is Hazle. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.5695%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.4465%, ▼21.6%). Hazel (#107) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here, with this name enjoying a rebound in popularity. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Hazel and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)