What does Hazel mean?
Hazel [hazel] 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.
(female) Hadzel, Hazelia, ..
(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)
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 #63. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Hazel (#63 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 (#1354, ▼59%).
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.See names in meaning and etymology.