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.
(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)
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)
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.
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.