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What does Hazel mean?

Hazel Pronunciation of 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.

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


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

Creative forms:
(female) Hadzel, Heizel, ..

(male) Hade, Halel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hazel Kinsleigh (H.K.), ..

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)

Hazel reached its top position of #23 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is currently at #63. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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%).

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.

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