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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 girl name Bay.


Popularity

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 name popularity of the name Laurel for girls (2014 statistics).


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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Laurel and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Laura and Laurel. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Laura, Laurel in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Laure, Laurelei, Laurelie, Laurella and Lauren. These names tend to be less commonly used than Laurel.

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