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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.

Baby names that sound like Laurel are Laurella, Laurelie and Laurelei.

View a list of the 16 names that reference Laurel.

Popularity of Laurel

Laurel is a very popular first name for women (#550 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#14568 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Laurel compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Laurel only.

Popularity of name Laurel
Popularity of Laurel