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pinWhat does Laurel mean?

Laurel /lau-rel/ as a girls' 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 variants: Laural, Lauralle, Laurell, Laurelle, Lauriel, Loralle, Lorel and Lorelle.

Affiliated girl name: Bay.

Laurel has 26 more relations via Laura: Larea, Lari, Lauralee, Laurana, Laure, Laureen, Laurella, Lauren, Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Lauretha, Lauretta, Laurette, Lauri, Laurice, Laurie, Laurina, Laurine, Laurita, Laurnea, Lavra, Lawra, Loree, Loren and Lorey.

Kreatif forms: Laurelloe, Lirel, Loerel. [more]

pinHow popular is Laurel?

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 (#15217 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charted below is the birth name history 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 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the girl name Laurel and related names. Lauren (#94 from recent data), Laura (#318), Laurine, Loren, Laurie, Lauretta, Laureen, Laurette and Lauri are the prominent variation forms of Laurel (#817 from recent data) appearing in the Top 1000. These forms of Laurel reached the height of their popularity in the 1960s (usage of 0.422%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.177%, 58%), with forms such as Laura becoming somewhat dated. Lauren is the most fashionable birth name among these.

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Laurette, Lauri, Laurie, Laurine, Loren in U.S.

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

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Laurel is alike in pronunciation to Loriel. Other suggested similar baby names are Andrel, Aurel, Auriel, Averel, Carel, Cariel, Carmel, Dael, Darcel, Darel, Darrel, Gabriel, Gael, Jael, Janiel, Jannel, Jayel, Karel, Katriel, Lacee, Lael, Laicey, Laidey, Laiken, Laine, Lainey, Laisey, Laken, Laleh, Lanae, Lane, Laney, Lanie, Larae, Laray, Laree, Laren, Larena, Larra, Larren, Laryn, Lauda, Laurelei, Laurelie, Laurenca, Laurenne, Laurin, Lauryn, Layne, Leisel, Liesel, Lisel, Loire, Lorree, Lorren, Luce, Luned, Lunet, Lupe, Lurdes, Lyndel, Maidel, Mariel, Maure, Maybel, Merel, Muriel, Orel, Rahel, Raquel, Rayzel, Sharel, Sorel and Sorrel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Laurel.