Hazel Name Meaning

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A Deep Dive

Hazel Overview

Meaning

Hazelnut tree

Gender

Girl

Origin

Old English

Etymology

Derived from the Old English word “hæsel,” referring to the hazel tree.

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈheɪzəl/

Popularity

Hazel has seen a resurgence in popularity worldwide. In the USA, it ranked within the top 50 names recently.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

7 (Analytical, Studious, Knowledgeable)

Name Styles

Nature-inspired, Vintage, Popular, Cute

Associated Traits

Nature-loving, warm, and vintage charm.

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Often associated with wisdom and protection in various cultures due to the hazel tree’s historical significance.

Name Day

September 1st.
A Deep Dive

Hazel Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Hazelle, Hazal, Hazelyn

Common Nicknames

Haze, Zellie

Diminutives

Hazy

Famous People

  • Hazel Scott
    (American Pianist)
  • Hazel Dickens
    (American Singer)
  • Hazel Henderson
    (British-American Economist)
  • Hazel O'Connor
    (British Singer)
  • Hazel Irvine
    (Scottish Sports Presenter)
  • Hazel Blears
    (British Politician)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Hazel Grace Lancaster
    ("The Fault in Our Stars," Film)
  • "Hazel"
    (TV Series)
  • Hazel Aden
    ("Degrassi: The Next Generation," TV Series)
  • "Hazel"
    (Song)

Places

  • Hazel Park
    (Michigan, USA)
  • Hazel Green Community
    (Alabama, USA)
  • Hazel Creek
    (North Carolina, USA)
  • Hazel Grove
    (Greater Manchester, England)
  • Hazelwood
    (Missouri, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Hazel?

Hazel means “hazel tree” or “hazel nut,” reflecting a connection to nature. Those with this name often possess a calm, nurturing personality, embodying the warmth and tranquility associated with the tree.

What Is the Origin of The Name Hazel?

Hazel originates from the Old English word “hæsel,” referring to the hazel tree. It has a long history of use as a given name, particularly in English-speaking countries, dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Hazel Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Hazel in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#282021#272022#182023
Top 3 Rankings#181897#182023#191898

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Hazel

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202318
(+9 from 2022)
6154
(+2 from 2022)
0.35182
202227
(+1 from 2021)
6152
(+145 from 2021)
0.34310
202128
(+3 from 2020)
6007
(+500 from 2020)
0.33529
202031
(+2 from 2019)
5507
(+47 from 2019)
0.31154
201933
(+9 from 2018)
5460
(+512 from 2018)
0.29757
201842
(+1 from 2017)
4948
(-94 from 2017)
0.26607
201743
(+9 from 2016)
5042
(+362 from 2016)
0.26689
201652
(+11 from 2015)
4680
(+378 from 2015)
0.24175
201563
(+42 from 2014)
4302
(+1393 from 2014)
0.22052
2014105
(+52 from 2013)
2909
(+854 from 2013)
0.14870
2013157
(+16 from 2012)
2055
(+270 from 2012)
0.10661
2012173
(+38 from 2011)
1785
(+304 from 2011)
0.09204
2011211
(+53 from 2010)
1481
(+241 from 2010)
0.07643
2010264
(+29 from 2009)
1240
(+114 from 2009)
0.06324
2009293
(+51 from 2008)
1126
(+159 from 2008)
0.05560
2008344
(+13 from 2007)
967
(+58 from 2007)
0.04643
2007357
(+109 from 2006)
909
(+228 from 2006)
0.04295
2006466
(+48 from 2005)
681
(+103 from 2005)
0.03258
2005514
(+168 from 2004)
578
(+174 from 2004)
0.02848
2004682
(-2 from 2003)
404
(+19 from 2003)
0.02002
2003680
(+87 from 2002)
385
(+71 from 2002)
0.01919
2002767
(-17 from 2001)
314
(-5 from 2001)
0.01590
2001750
(+143 from 2000)
319
(+73 from 2000)
0.01610
2000893
(+21 from 1999)
246
(+15 from 1999)
0.01233
1999914
(+27 from 1998)
231
(+12 from 1998)
0.01187
1998941
(+66 from 1997)
219
(+27 from 1997)
0.01130
19971007
(+72 from 1996)
192
(+21 from 1996)
0.01006
19961079
(+17 from 1995)
171
(+9 from 1995)
0.00892
19951096
(+108 from 1994)
162
(+16 from 1994)
0.00843
19941204
(-24 from 1993)
146
(-1 from 1993)
0.00749
19931180
(+35 from 1992)
147
(+4 from 1992)
0.00746
19921215
(+91 from 1991)
143
(+16 from 1991)
0.00713
19911306
(-126 from 1990)
127
(-18 from 1990)
0.00625
19901180
(-92 from 1989)
145
(-9 from 1989)
0.00706
19891088
(+212 from 1988)
154
(+43 from 1988)
0.00773
19881300
(-219 from 1987)
111
(-30 from 1987)
0.00577
19871081
(+90 from 1986)
141
(+20 from 1986)
0.00752
19861171
(+14 from 1985)
121
(+2 from 1985)
0.00656
19851185
(-28 from 1984)
119
(+2 from 1984)
0.00645
19841157
(+171 from 1983)
117
(+27 from 1983)
0.00649
19831328
(-168 from 1982)
90
(-30 from 1982)
0.00503
19821160
(-86 from 1981)
120
(-11 from 1981)
0.00661
19811074
(-6 from 1980)
131
(-1 from 1980)
0.00732
19801068
(+110 from 1979)
132
(+20 from 1979)
0.00741
19791178
(-147 from 1978)
112
(-20 from 1978)
0.00650
19781031
(+11 from 1977)
132
(+5 from 1977)
0.00803
19771042
(+24 from 1976)
127
(+12 from 1976)
0.00772
19761066
(-123 from 1975)
115
(-19 from 1975)
0.00732
1975943
(-19 from 1974)
134
(-2 from 1974)
0.00858
1974924
(-34 from 1973)
136
(-5 from 1973)
0.00868
1973890
(-90 from 1972)
141
(-28 from 1972)
0.00907
1972800
(-29 from 1971)
169
(-19 from 1971)
0.01048
1971771
(-95 from 1970)
188
(-47 from 1970)
0.01073
1970676
(+7 from 1969)
235
(+23 from 1969)
0.01283
1969683
(-64 from 1968)
212
(-29 from 1968)
0.01203
1968619
(-25 from 1967)
241
(-15 from 1967)
0.01410
1967594
(-52 from 1966)
256
(-45 from 1966)
0.01491
1966542
(-27 from 1965)
301
(-42 from 1965)
0.01714
1965515
(-3 from 1964)
343
(-20 from 1964)
0.01877
1964512
(-42 from 1963)
363
(-58 from 1963)
0.01855
1963470
(-10 from 1962)
421
(-25 from 1962)
0.02118
1962460
(-27 from 1961)
446
(-68 from 1961)
0.02200
1961433
(-36 from 1960)
514
(-63 from 1960)
0.02475
1960397
(-6 from 1959)
577
(-8 from 1959)
0.02774
1959391
(-31 from 1958)
585
(-74 from 1958)
0.02814
1958360
(-26 from 1957)
659
(-86 from 1957)
0.03190
1957334
(-19 from 1956)
745
(-26 from 1956)
0.03551
1956315
(-29 from 1955)
771
(-139 from 1955)
0.03744
1955286
(-30 from 1954)
910
(-126 from 1954)
0.04539
1954256
(-5 from 1953)
1036
(-5 from 1953)
0.05204
1953251
(-8 from 1952)
1041
(-17 from 1952)
0.05395
1952243
(-17 from 1951)
1058
(-91 from 1951)
0.05563
1951226
(-7 from 1950)
1149
(-32 from 1950)
0.06220
1950219
(-14 from 1949)
1181
(-139 from 1949)
0.06716
1949205
(-6 from 1948)
1320
(-28 from 1948)
0.07519
1948199
(-16 from 1947)
1348
(-210 from 1947)
0.07735
1947183
(-8 from 1946)
1558
(+37 from 1946)
0.08570
1946175
(-11 from 1945)
1521
(+82 from 1945)
0.09430
1945164
(-17 from 1944)
1439
(-220 from 1944)
0.10690
1944147
(-3 from 1943)
1659
(-193 from 1943)
0.12140
1943144
(-5 from 1942)
1852
(-59 from 1942)
0.12902
1942139
(-8 from 1941)
1911
(-70 from 1941)
0.13744
1941131
(-8 from 1940)
1981
(-88 from 1940)
0.15899
1940123
(-5 from 1939)
2069
(-29 from 1939)
0.17514
1939118
(-7 from 1938)
2098
(-240 from 1938)
0.18500
1938111
(-5 from 1937)
2338
(-9 from 1937)
0.20483
1937106
(-10 from 1936)
2347
(-164 from 1936)
0.21301
193696
(-4 from 1935)
2511
(-184 from 1935)
0.23303
193592
(-5 from 1934)
2695
(-116 from 1934)
0.24798
193487
(-5 from 1933)
2811
(-219 from 1933)
0.25971
193382
(-7 from 1932)
3030
(-310 from 1932)
0.28966
193275
(-1 from 1931)
3340
(-167 from 1931)
0.30191
193174
(-3 from 1930)
3507
(-381 from 1930)
0.31774
193071
(-7 from 1929)
3888
(-276 from 1929)
0.33332
192964
(-5 from 1928)
4164
(-485 from 1928)
0.35972
192859
(-6 from 1927)
4649
(-447 from 1927)
0.38886
192753
(-5 from 1926)
5096
(-207 from 1926)
0.41215
192648
(-3 from 1925)
5303
(-475 from 1925)
0.43108
192545
(-3 from 1924)
5778
(-564 from 1924)
0.45745
192442
(-2 from 1923)
6342
(+96 from 1923)
0.48948
192340
(-3 from 1922)
6246
(-511 from 1922)
0.49870
192237
(-3 from 1921)
6757
(-584 from 1921)
0.54161
192134
No change from 1920
7341
(+33 from 1920)
0.57364
192034
(-2 from 1919)
7308
(-122 from 1919)
0.58744
191932
(+1 from 1918)
7430
(-185 from 1918)
0.63254
191833
(-2 from 1917)
7615
(+330 from 1917)
0.63334
191731
No change from 1916
7285
(+71 from 1916)
0.64831
191631
(-5 from 1915)
7214
(+122 from 1915)
0.66445
191526
(+3 from 1914)
7092
(+1768 from 1914)
0.69267
191429
(-2 from 1913)
5324
(+735 from 1913)
0.66832
191327
(-2 from 1912)
4589
(+392 from 1912)
0.70070
191225
No change from 1911
4197
(+907 from 1911)
0.71534
191125
(-1 from 1910)
3290
(+258 from 1910)
0.74465
191024
No change from 1909
3032
(+324 from 1909)
0.72272
190924
No change from 1908
2708
(+10 from 1908)
0.73568
190824
(-1 from 1907)
2698
(+168 from 1907)
0.76101
190723
No change from 1906
2530
(+215 from 1906)
0.74978
190623
(+2 from 1905)
2315
(-36 from 1905)
0.73859
190525
(-2 from 1904)
2351
(+50 from 1904)
0.75872
190423
(+3 from 1903)
2301
(+162 from 1903)
0.78684
190326
(-1 from 1902)
2139
(-99 from 1902)
0.76888
190225
(-2 from 1901)
2238
(+141 from 1901)
0.79834
190123
(+6 from 1900)
2097
(-328 from 1900)
0.82485
190029
(-3 from 1899)
2425
(+392 from 1899)
0.76321
189926
(-7 from 1898)
2033
(-406 from 1898)
0.82145
189819
(-1 from 1897)
2439
(+100 from 1897)
0.88967
189718
(+4 from 1896)
2339
(+113 from 1896)
0.94210
189622
No change from 1895
2226
(-26 from 1895)
0.88336
189522
(+1 from 1894)
2252
(+149 from 1894)
0.91135
189423
(-1 from 1893)
2103
(+51 from 1893)
0.89121
189322
(+3 from 1892)
2052
(+155 from 1892)
0.91106
189225
(+7 from 1891)
1897
(+450 from 1891)
0.84344
189132
(+5 from 1890)
1447
(+81 from 1890)
0.73614
189037
(+11 from 1889)
1366
(+310 from 1889)
0.67737
188948
(+6 from 1888)
1056
(+158 from 1888)
0.55809
188854
(+18 from 1887)
898
(+394 from 1887)
0.47402
188772
(+9 from 1886)
504
(+75 from 1886)
0.32428
188681
(+24 from 1885)
429
(+148 from 1885)
0.27905
1885105
(+17 from 1884)
281
(+72 from 1884)
0.19796
1884122
(+27 from 1883)
209
(+86 from 1883)
0.15191
1883149
(+41 from 1882)
123
(+50 from 1882)
0.10245
1882190
(+26 from 1881)
73
(+23 from 1881)
0.06310
1881216
(+136 from 1880)
50
(+29 from 1880)
0.05058
1880352
First SSA data recorded
21
First SSA data recorded
0.02152

American States Popularity Rankings for Hazel

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

Texas (TX)

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North Carolina (NC)

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California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#462021#382022#362023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#352021#292022#322023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#322021#472022#252023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#182021#202022#142023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#292021#212022#152023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#142021#212022#182023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#302021#192022#152023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#592021#592022#562023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#332021#322022#372023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#162021#152022#102023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#432021#252022#242023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#182021#212022#122023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#142021#192022#82023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#172021#192022#62023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#252021#192022#142023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#642021#622022#542023

Mississippi (MS)

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Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#102021#142022#92023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#372021#152022#262023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#392021#202022#212023

Minnesota (MN)

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Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#112021#102022#152023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#552021#462022#422023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#132021#172022#132023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#122021#102022#102023

Kansas (KS)

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New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#912021#662022#862023

Maryland (MD)

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Colorado (CO)

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Utah (UT)

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Oregon (OR)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Maine (ME)

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North Dakota (ND)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Idaho (ID)

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Montana (MT)

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Connecticut (CT)

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New Mexico (NM)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Vermont (VT)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#402021#232022#242023

Wyoming (WY)

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Delaware (DE)

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Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#22021#212022#42023

Popularity Rankings for Hazel in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#302021#252022#92023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#132021#112022#102023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#272021#212022#152023

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#762021#802022#712023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#1742021#1862022#1362023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#1482019#1532020#1472021

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#2292016#1992020#1952023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#3332020#2982021#2092023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#5422020#2832021#2782022

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#4412023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#9422016#9392020#7382021

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#9252022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Hazel a Name for Boys or Girls?

Hazel is a girl’s name. This name has been associated with girls for many years, likely due to its delicate and serene connotations derived from the hazel tree.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Hazel

  • Hazelle
  • Hazal
  • Hazelyn
  • Haze
  • Zellie
  • Hazy

Hazel in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Hazel Scott (Pianist, 1920–1981): An American jazz and classical pianist, singer, and actress recognized for her musical talent and activism.
  • Hazel Dickens (Singer, 1935–2011): An American bluegrass singer, songwriter, and activist renowned for her folk and bluegrass music.
  • Hazel Henderson (Economist, born 1933): A British-born American economist, author, and consultant celebrated for her work in sustainable development and environmental economics.
  • Hazel O'Connor (Singer, born 1955): A British singer-songwriter and actress noted for her contributions to the 1980s punk and new wave scene.
  • Hazel Irvine (Sports Presenter, born 1965): A Scottish sports presenter and television commentator for major sports events.
  • Hazel Blears (Politician, born 1956): A British Labour Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament.
  • Hazel Brooks (Actress, 1924–2002): An American actress remembered for her roles in films during the 1940s.
  • Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (Tennis Player, 1886–1974): An American tennis player and a prominent figure in women's tennis.
  • Hazel Barton (Microbiologist, born 1971): A British-American microbiologist distinguished for her research on cave microbiology.
  • Hazel Hawke (Social Advocate, 1929–2013): The first wife of Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke, noted for her social advocacy and community work.
  • Hazel Grace Lancaster ("The Fault in Our Stars," 2014 Film): A teenage girl with cancer who falls in love with a boy named Augustus Waters.
  • "Hazel" (1982 TV Series): A sitcom about a live-in maid named Hazel Burke who works for the Baxter family.
  • Hazel Aden ("Degrassi: The Next Generation," 2001 TV Series): A high school student dealing with typical teenage challenges and growth.
  • "Hazel" (2016 Song by Rex Orange County): A song reflecting on love and emotional experiences.
  • Hazel ("The Hazel Wood," 2018 Novel): A dark fantasy novel about a girl named Hazel who discovers her family's secret history.
  • Hazel ("Watership Down," 1972 Novel): The leader of a group of rabbits seeking a new home after theirs is destroyed.
  • "Hazel" (2014 Short Film): A short film exploring the complex emotions of a young girl named Hazel.
  • Hazel ("Umbrella Academy," 2019 TV Series): A time-traveling assassin who questions his violent lifestyle.
  • "Hazel Eyes" (2004 Song by Kelly Clarkson): A pop song about the end of a romantic relationship.
  • "Hazel Motes" ("Wise Blood," 1952 Novel by Flannery O'Connor): A disillusioned war veteran who becomes a preacher of a new religion.
  • Hazel Park (Michigan, USA): A city in Oakland County, known for its friendly community and proximity to Detroit.
  • Hazel Green Community (Alabama, USA): A small community in Madison County, named for the hazel bushes that once grew there.
  • Hazel Creek (North Carolina, USA): A stream in the Great Smoky Mountains, popular for fishing and hiking.
  • Hazel Grove (Greater Manchester, England): A suburb of Stockport, known for its vibrant shopping district.
  • Hazelwood (Missouri, USA): A city in St. Louis County, known for its industrial base and community parks.
  • Hazelwood Park (South Australia, Australia): A suburb of Adelaide, known for its green spaces and family-friendly environment.
  • Hazelwood Village (Dublin, Ireland): A residential area known for its peaceful setting and proximity to local schools.

Similar Names to Hazel

Sibling Names for Hazel