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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #1042 most popular

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What does the name "Laurel" mean?

Laurel (English): Laurel

The name "Laurel" is of English origin and it means "Laurel". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 5 other names that are similar to this one.

L is for life, that you live so well.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

Your name in reverse order is "Lerual". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lreula". 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.

How popular is the name "Laurel" in the U.S.?


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 first appeared 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 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Laurel" is not a popular baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of only 493 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Laurel popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Laurel in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Laurel

Laurel Holloman

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


Past life for Laurel born Apr 5, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Arctic approximately on 1650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.