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Laurel meaning and name origin

Laurel \la(u)-rel\ as a girl's name is pronounced LAWR-el. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Laurel is "the bay, or laurel plant". Nature name related to Laura.

Laurel has 8 variant forms: Laural, Lauralle, Laurell, Laurelle, Lauriel, Loralle, Lorel and Lorelle.

For more information, see also the related name Bay.

Suggested similar baby names are Laure, Laurelei, Laurelie, Laurella and Lauren.

View a list of the 16 names that reference Laurel.

Popularity of Laurel

Laurel is a very popular first name for females (#550 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#14568 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Laurel name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Laurel with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Laurel name in U.S.

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


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