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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hagel

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From Old High German hagal, from Proto-Germanic *haglaz, probably from Proto-Indo-European *kagʰlos (“pebble”). Compare Low German Hagel, Dutch hagel, English hail, Danish hagl.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hagel

Chuck Hagel is a 24th United States Secretary of Defense. His military service ended in 1968. Chuck was born on October 4th, 1946 in North Platte, Nebraska.


Kyle Hagel is a hockey player for the Charlotte Checkers in the American Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2008. Kyle was born on January 21st, 1985 in Hamilton, Ontario.


Frank Hagel is a in the fields of painting and sculpture. Frank was given the name Frank D. Hagel on December 20th, 1933 in Kalispell, Montana, U.S.


Otto Hagel was a photographer. Otto was born in 1909 in Fellbach, Germany. He passed away in 1973.


Catherine Helen Dahlheimer Hagel was a homemaker, farmer, housewife, and homemakerandfarmer. Catherine was born on November 28th, 1894 in United States. She died on December 6th, 2008.


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Popularity of Hagel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hagel U.S.
  White 93.63% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hagel

People with the last name Hagel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hagel

  • How Popular is the name Hagel? As a last name Hagel was the 17,559th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Hagel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hagel is Wednesday, January 12th, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Hagel? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hagel. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hagel: Your name in reverse order is Legah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lehga. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hagel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,602 people with the last name Hagel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hagel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hagel as their last name since less than 1 person in 185k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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