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What does Laurell mean?

Laurell Pronunciation of Laurell [lau-rell] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and Laurell means "the bay, or laurel plant". Laurell is an alternate form of Laurel (Latin): nature name related to Laura.

Associated with: bay (tree).


Laurell has 5 variants: Laural, Laurelle, Lauriel, Lorel and Lorelle.

1 more related form via Laurel: Lauralle.

Creative forms:
(female) Loirell, Lurell, ..

(male) Lauce, Lauke, ..

Middle name pairings:
Laurell Sofia (L.S.), ..

How popular is Laurell?

Laurell is an unusual given name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#78549 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only prominent related form of Laurell (not ranked) is Laurel (#772 via latest list). Other variants, like Lorel, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Laurell was widespread 65 years ago and is somewhat less today. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laurell and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Laurell is alike in pronunciation to Lowrelle. Other recommended names are Averell, Caroll, Carroll, Caryll, Charell, Cherell, Danell, Dannell, Danyell, Darnell, Darrell, Darrill (see Daryl), Darryll, Daryll, Gabriell, Hazell, Jahnell (see Johnella), Janell, Jaynell, Lael, Laela, Lanelle, Laree, Larena, Laufeia, Laura, Lauralee, Laurana, Laure, Laureen, Laurelei, Laurelie, Laurella, Lauren, Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Laurenne, Laurenza, Lauretha, Lauretta, Laurette, Lauri, Laurice, Laurin, Laurita, Laurnea (see Laura), Lauryn, Laurynn, Linell, Linnell, Lorrella, Louella, Luella, Luelle, Lyndell, Lynell, Marell, Marnell, Marvell, Maybell, Mirell, Miureall, Nachell, Norell, Raedell, Rashell, Raynell, Sharell, Sharrell, Shirell, Sorell, Sorrell and Terell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Laurell.

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