Meaning and Name Origin
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Bay.
Laurel▼ has 43 more related variations via Laura: Laralyn, Larea, Lari, Lauraine, Lauralee, Laurana, Laure, Laureen▼, Laurella, Lauren▲, Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Laurentia, Lauretha, Lauretta▼, Laurette, Lauri▼, Lauriane, Laurice, Lauricia, Laurie▼, Laurina, Laurinda, Laurine, Laurita, Laurnea, Lavra, Lawra, Lora▼, Loree, Loreen, Loren▼, Lorena▼, Lorene▼, Lorey, Lori▼, Lorie▼, Lorna▼, Lorri▼, Lorrie▼, Lorry and Lory.
Laurel is a very popular first name for females (#550 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#14568 out of 88799, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Laurel for girls. Laurel entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest position of #288 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, and is at #817 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Laurel and related names. Prominent variation forms of Laurel (#817 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Lauren (#94 last year), Laura (#318), Lori, Lorene, Lorie, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorena, Lorna, Laurine, Lauretta, Laureen, Laurette, Lauri, Lora, Laurie and Loren. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become significantly less popular since, with forms such as Laura, Lorena, Lorene, Lori and Lorna becoming somewhat dated. Lauren (#94) is the most fashionable birth name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)