Hazel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Hazel
Origin of the name Hazel:
Taken from the name of the hazelnut tree, which is derived from the Old English hæsel (hazel). Alternatively, the name can also be derived from the Hebrew hazā'ēl (God sees).
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- Comments and insights on the name Hazel: | Edit
What a nice name.
Still sounds too old-fashioned.
I'd never want to be stuck with this name!
Brings to mind an older lady.
- Personal experiences with the name Hazel: | Edit
My mum's name is Hazel, named by parents Alma and Bobby, so I always used to think of it as being quite an old-fashioned name, but recently I've reconsidered and now think of it as quite a beautiful name. Made more so by the fact my mum has beautiful hazel eyes, something they could not have known at the naming.
I've met one other girl called Hazel in my life; she was a girl at school two years my junior. Maybe she finds it's even more unusual to meet other Hazels.
My daughter's name is Hazel. It's a beautiful name and suits her well.
- Nicknames for Hazel: | Edit
My name is Hazel and my nn's are: Hazelet, Shnayzie, Haze/y and Hazelnut.
We call our daughter Haze,Hazey and Hazelnut.
- Meanings and history of the name Hazel: | Edit
The Hazel tree is common and produces a popular nut. Hazel trees are known as magical and have connections to intelligence in Celtic mythology. There is also a flowering plant called 'Witch Hazel'.
- Famous real-life people named Hazel: | Edit
Hazel Scott, jazz and classical pianist and singer, former wife of Adam Clayton Powell
Hazel Miner, "guardian angel of the prairie" and folk heroine, who died saving her siblings during a spring blizzard in Center, Oliver County, North Dakota
Hazel Crowney, British-born Bollywood (India) film actress
Hazel Dickens, American bluegrass singer
Hazel O'Connor, British singer-songwriter and actress
Hazel R. O'Leary, former United States Secretary of Energy
Hazel Patricia Moder, daughter of Julia Roberts
Hazel Wolf, Northwest environmental leader, who lived to be 101
- Hazel in song, story & screen: | Edit
Hazel, punk indy band in the 90s.
Hazel Jean Rock, song by Hasil Adkins.
Hazel is also a Bob Dylan song: "Hazel, stardust in your eye / You're going somewhere and so am I / I'd give you the sky high above / Ooh, for a touch of your love."
Hazel, character in the webcomic "Girls with Slingshots"
Hazel, male rabbit and hero of Richard Adams' Watership Down
Sister Hazel, alternative rock band from Gainesville, FL, whose style blends elements of folk rock, pop, classic rock and southern rock
"Hazel" classic comic strip about a maid to a middle-class family
"Hazel", 1960s TV series based on the comic strip, starring Shirley Booth as Hazel
Hazel Grace Lancaster is a character in John Green's YA novel, "The Fault in Our Stars" (2012)