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Laurel

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Laurel
  • #1042 All Time
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How popular is the name "Laurel" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1883 12 12 0
1884 6 6 0
1885 5 5 0
1886 7 7 0
1887 11 6 5
1889 11 6 5
1890 7 7 0
1891 10 10 0
1892 11 11 0
1893 9 9 0
1894 16 16 0
1895 10 5 5
1896 12 6 6
1897 9 9 0
1898 19 14 5
1899 11 11 0
1900 10 10 0
1901 15 15 0
1902 16 10 6
1903 6 0 6
1904 25 16 9
1905 14 8 6
1906 7 7 0
1907 8 8 0
1908 23 16 7
1909 18 18 0
1910 18 12 6
1911 28 17 11
1912 46 23 23
1913 52 30 22
1914 69 33 36
1915 81 41 40
1916 68 37 31
1917 99 55 44
1918 109 65 44
1919 83 53 30
1920 123 68 55
1921 117 63 54
1922 143 89 54
1923 257 202 55
1924 225 177 48
1925 174 135 39
1926 237 168 69
1927 289 223 66
1928 203 165 38
1929 188 146 42
1930 172 139 33
1931 161 127 34
1932 168 119 49
1933 139 102 37
1934 143 96 47
1935 132 102 30
1936 117 80 37
1937 156 127 29
1938 307 281 26
1939 380 352 28
1940 322 287 35
1941 318 297 21
1942 334 295 39
1943 324 299 25
1944 372 349 23
1945 554 530 24
1946 696 678 18
1947 804 774 30
1948 704 687 17
1949 717 694 23
1950 773 757 16
1951 870 851 19
1952 908 888 20
1953 958 937 21
1954 898 880 18
1955 1,006 982 24
1956 1,198 1,182 16
1957 1,131 1,122 9
1958 976 964 12
1959 885 876 9
1960 804 788 16
1961 764 757 7
1962 713 700 13
1963 725 716 9
1964 557 546 11
1965 532 524 8
1966 455 444 11
1967 516 507 9
1968 759 751 8
1969 643 632 11
1970 627 621 6
1971 500 494 6
1972 466 466 0
1973 418 418 0
1974 353 343 10
1975 313 313 0
1976 338 330 8
1977 342 337 5
1978 313 313 0
1979 439 430 9
1980 489 478 11
1981 491 479 12
1982 513 507 6
1983 443 436 7
1984 497 491 6
1985 569 561 8
1986 489 482 7
1987 447 447 0
1988 493 493 0
1989 526 526 0
1990 447 447 0
1991 432 432 0
1992 379 374 5
1993 434 425 9
1994 488 488 0
1995 407 407 0
1996 375 375 0
1997 474 474 0
1998 497 497 0
1999 444 444 0
2000 463 463 0
2001 399 399 0
2002 375 375 0
2003 404 404 0
2004 355 355 0
2005 332 332 0
2006 316 316 0
2007 288 288 0
2008 272 272 0
2009 241 241 0
2010 231 231 0
2011 281 281 0
2012 261 261 0
2013 296 296 0
2014 337 337 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Laurel? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,302 babies born with the name Laurel in the United States. That's more than enough Laurels to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given to 12 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Laurel" was in 1956 with a total of 1,182 babies. (That's a lot of baby Laurels)

According to the 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Laurel" ranks #79 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 23 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1955. Across the entire United States a total of 1,006 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Laurel popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Laurel" mean? The list below shows the origins of Laurel as well as things modernly associated with the name Laurel such as celebrities named Laurel.

English

Origin and Meaning of Laurel

The name "Laurel" is of English origin, and it means "Laurel". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Laurel Holloman

Laurel Holloman is a painter and actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Laurel was born in 1971 as Laurel Lisa Holloman in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States.

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Alternative Meanings

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

U is for understanding, you show for others.

R is for rational, the way you think.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

L is for little, the little things you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Lerual". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Uelarl". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Laurel born Jun 24, 1967

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Hungary approximately on 825. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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