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Hazel

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253k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hazel

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ha"zel
Senses
  1. [Bot] A shrub or small tree of the genus Corylus, as the Corylus avellana, bearing a nut containing a kernel of a mild, farinaceous taste; the filbert. The American species are Corylus Americana, which produces the common hazelnut, and Corylus rostrata. See Filbert.
  2. A miner's name for freestone.

Etymology: OE. hasel, AS. hæsel; akin to D. hazelaar, G. hazel, OHG. hasal hasala, Icel. hasl, Dan & Sw. hassel, L. corylus, for cosylus

adjective Ha"zel
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  1. Consisting of hazels, or of the wood of the hazel; pertaining to, or derived from, the hazel; as, a hazel wand."I sit me down beside the hazel grove." [Keble.]
  2. Of a light brown color, like the hazelnut."Thou hast hazeleyes." [Shak.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A shade of brown that is yellowish or reddish; it is a greenish shade of brown when used to describe the color of someone's eyes
  2. Any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
  3. The fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris)
  4. Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts
  5. Of a light brown or yellowish brown color
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name from the plant or colour hazel. Popular in the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century.
  2. A topographic surname​ for someone who lived near a hazel tree.

Notable Persons Named Hazel

Hazel Keech is a model (people), actor, model, and actress. Hazel was born in 3 in Essex. Hazel is also known as Dawn and Rose.

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Hazel Irvine is a bbc sport, television presenter, and bbc sporttv presenter. Hazel was born on May 24th, 1965 in St Andrews.

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Hazel O'Connor is a new wave music, alternative rock, folk music, and new-age music musician. Hazel was born on May 16th, 1955 in Coventry, England.

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Hazel Mae is a sportscaster. She has had major accomplishments since 2001. Hazel was given the name Hazel Mae Cagulada on April 7th, 1970 in Philippines.

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Hazel was given the name Hazel Dorothy Scott on June 11th, 1920 in Port of Spain. She died on October 2nd, 1981.

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Hazel Crowney is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 2004 to present. Hazel was born on September 15th, 1982 in United Kingdom. Hazel is also known as Hazel Croney and Hazel.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hazel

Louise was born on October 6th, 1985 in Southwark, London, England.

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Eddie Hazel was a funk, soul music, psychedelic rock, and psychedelic soul musician. He plays Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul. He was most prominent from 1967 to 1967. Eddie was given the name Edward Earl Hazel on April 10th, 1950 in Brooklyn. He left this life on December 23rd, 1992.

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Witch Hazel is a fictional character.

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Iêda Maria VargasHair color: Dark brownEyes color: Hazel is a beauty queen. She holds the title Miss Brasil 1963, Miss Universe 1963, and Miss Brasil. Iêda was given the name Iêda Maria Brutto Vargas on December 31st, 1944 in Porto Alegre.

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Matt Hazel is an athlete for the Miami Dolphins. Matt was born on January 23rd, 1992 in North Augusta, South Carolina.

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How popular is the baby name Hazel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 21 21 0
1881 50 50 0
1882 73 73 0
1883 123 123 0
1884 209 209 0
1885 281 281 0
1886 435 429 6 #81 girl name
1887 509 504 5 #73 girl name
1888 911 898 13 #54 girl name
1889 1,064 1,056 8 #48 girl name
1890 1,374 1,366 8 #37 girl name
1891 1,460 1,447 13 #32 girl name
1892 1,909 1,897 12 #25 girl name
1893 2,065 2,052 13 #22 girl name
1894 2,113 2,103 10 #23 girl name
1895 2,265 2,252 13 #22 girl name
1896 2,237 2,226 11 #22 girl name
1897 2,354 2,339 15 #18 girl name
1898 2,451 2,439 12 #19 girl name
1899 2,045 2,033 12 #26 girl name
1900 2,440 2,425 15 #29 girl name
1901 2,116 2,097 19 #24 girl name
1902 2,253 2,238 15 #25 girl name
1903 2,155 2,139 16 #26 girl name
1904 2,325 2,301 24 #23 girl name
1905 2,367 2,351 16 #25 girl name
1906 2,326 2,315 11 #23 girl name
1907 2,549 2,530 19 #23 girl name
1908 2,727 2,698 29 #24 girl name
1909 2,733 2,708 25 #24 girl name
1910 3,060 3,032 28 #24 girl name
1911 3,317 3,290 27 #25 girl name
1912 4,243 4,197 46 #25 girl name
1913 4,627 4,589 38 #27 girl name
1914 5,385 5,324 61 #29 girl name
1915 7,160 7,092 68 #26 girl name
1916 7,293 7,214 79 #31 girl name
1917 7,355 7,285 70 #31 girl name
1918 7,680 7,615 65 #33 girl name
1919 7,509 7,430 79 #32 girl name
1920 7,387 7,308 79 #34 girl name
1921 7,415 7,341 74 #34 girl name
1922 6,828 6,759 69 #37 girl name
1923 6,310 6,244 66 #40 girl name
1924 6,414 6,343 71 #42 girl name
1925 5,837 5,778 59 #45 girl name
1926 5,362 5,302 60 #48 girl name
1927 5,145 5,094 51 #53 girl name
1928 4,699 4,652 47 #59 girl name
1929 4,230 4,163 67 #64 girl name
1930 3,940 3,887 53 #71 girl name
1931 3,561 3,505 56 #74 girl name
1932 3,393 3,340 53 #75 girl name
1933 3,074 3,029 45 #82 girl name
1934 2,851 2,809 42 #87 girl name
1935 2,752 2,695 57 #92 girl name
1936 2,549 2,510 39 #96 girl name
1937 2,389 2,349 40
1938 2,385 2,337 48
1939 2,136 2,098 38
1940 2,111 2,067 44
1941 2,012 1,982 30
1942 1,943 1,911 32
1943 1,894 1,852 42
1944 1,692 1,661 31
1945 1,460 1,436 24
1946 1,552 1,520 32
1947 1,587 1,560 27
1948 1,368 1,347 21
1949 1,338 1,320 18
1950 1,197 1,180 17
1951 1,169 1,152 17
1952 1,078 1,057 21
1953 1,061 1,043 18
1954 1,047 1,034 13
1955 928 910 18
1956 786 769 17
1957 761 747 14
1958 656 656 0
1959 598 585 13
1960 586 576 10
1961 523 515 8
1962 463 446 17
1963 429 421 8
1964 379 363 16
1965 343 343 0
1966 301 301 0
1967 263 256 7
1968 247 241 6
1969 217 212 5
1970 239 234 5
1971 188 188 0
1972 176 169 7
1973 141 141 0
1974 142 137 5
1975 134 134 0
1976 122 115 7
1977 127 127 0
1978 132 132 0
1979 112 112 0
1980 131 131 0
1981 131 131 0
1982 120 120 0
1983 90 90 0
1984 116 116 0
1985 124 119 5
1986 121 121 0
1987 141 141 0
1988 111 111 0
1989 154 154 0
1990 145 145 0
1991 127 127 0
1992 143 143 0
1993 147 147 0
1994 153 146 7
1995 167 162 5
1996 170 170 0
1997 192 192 0
1998 219 219 0
1999 231 231 0
2000 246 246 0
2001 324 319 5
2002 319 314 5
2003 385 385 0
2004 411 404 7
2005 575 575 0
2006 681 681 0
2007 919 908 11
2008 973 966 7
2009 1,130 1,124 6
2010 1,246 1,239 7
2011 1,488 1,480 8
2012 1,784 1,784 0
2013 2,058 2,052 6
2014 2,909 2,901 8
2015 4,300 4,288 12 #63 girl name
2016 4,651 4,634 17 #52 girl name

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Popularity of Hazel as a first name

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Popularity of Hazel as a last name

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Common last names for Hazel

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  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • Hall
  • Lewis
  • Nelson
  • Baker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hazel U.S.
  White 69.19% 64.26%
  African American 24.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hazel

People with the last name Hazel are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hazel

  • How Popular is the name Hazel? Hazel is the 293rd most popular name of all time. In 2016 Hazel was the 52nd most popular name. As a last name Hazel was the 4,600th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hazel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 253,060 babies born with the first name Hazel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hazel to occupy the country of Vanuatu with an estimated population of 252,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hazel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 21 new born babies.
  • When was Hazel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hazel is Friday, October 3rd, 1862.
  • What year had the most people named Hazel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hazel was in 1918 with a total of 7,615 babies. That's a lot of babies named Hazel!
  • Random Hazel Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hazel ranks 45th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 122 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Hazel: Your name in reverse order is Lezah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahzel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hazel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,711 people with the last name Hazel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hazel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Hazel as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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