What is the meaning of the name Hazel?

The name Hazel is primarily a female name of English origin that means The Hazel Tree.

Hazel is a nature name, referring to the Hazel tree. It’s from the Old English word, hæsel.  It was originally used as a habitational surname for people who lived by a hazel tree, dating back to the 12th century.

It is also used to signify a color, mostly referring to eyes, a mixed green/gold/brown.

Famous people named Hazel include Hazel Mae Clark (athlete), Hazel Blears (British politician), Hazel Perfect (British mathmetician), Hazel O'Leary (former United States Secretary of Energy), and Hazel Mae Gagulada (Canadian sportscaster).

Fictional characters named Hazel include Hazel the maid from the 1960s t.v. show of the same name, and Hazel Grace Lancaster, the main character from the novel and movie, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Hazel is also the name of the main rabbit in Watership Down by Richard Adams.

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People who like the name Hazel also like:

Violet, Charlotte, Amelia, Scarlett, Ivy, Iris, Grace, Oliver, Liam, Henry, Finn, Owen, Jasper, Theodore

Names like Hazel:

Hazelle, Huslu, Huxley, Hekla, Haizlee

Stats for the Name Hazel

checkmark Hazel is currently #5 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Hazel is currently #28 in U.S. births

Songs about Hazel

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Behind These Hazel Eyes - Kelly Clarkson
Hazel's House - Richard Shindell
Hooray For Hazel - Tommy Roe