Name Hazel Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Hazel


Hazel is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Hazel?

The given name hazel derived from the name of the tree or the light brown colour.

What does the name Hazel mean?

Hazel means “hazelnut” or “hazel” (ultimately from Old English “hæsel”).

Similar names and nicknames

Similar names like Hazel are Hazal, Hazelle and Hazika. Popular Nicknames for Hazel are Haz, Hazy, Hazza, Hazzie and Zel. An anagram for Hazel is Hezal.

Famous people named Hazel

  • Hazel Krasinski (born 2014) is the daughter of actors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.
  • Julia Roberts (born 1967) daughter Hazel Moder (born 2004) is rarely seen in public. 2021 she accompanied her father Danny Moder (born 1969) to a red carpet event in Cannes for the first time.
  • Hazel O’Connor (born 1954) is a British singer-songwriter and actress. She became famous in the early 1980s with hit singles such as “Eighth Day”, “D-Days” and “Will You?”. In 1980, she also starred in the Movie “Breaking Glass”.
  • The former American politician Hazel Reid O’Leary (born 1937) served as the 7th Unites States Secretary of Energy from 1993 to 1997 under president Bill Clinton (born 1946).
  • The British actress Hazel Douglas (1923 - 2016) is known for her role as Bathilda Bagshot in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1”.

Hazel in literature

  • Hazel Grace Lancaster is the cancer-stricken protagonist from the book “The fault in our Stars” (2012) by John Green. In the movie adaption, Hazel is played by actress Shailene Woodley.
  • In the pentalogy “The Heroes of Olympus” by Rick Riordan, Hazel Levesque is one the most important characters. She is one of the seven heroes of the prophecy of the seven. She is a Roman demi goddess and daughter of Marie Levesque and Pluto.
  • Hazel is one of the main rabbits in the book “Watership Down” (1972) by Richard Adams (1920 - 2016).

Pronunciation of Hazel

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Popularity of the name Hazel

The name Hazel is ranked #985 overall.

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