Hazel Name Meaning & Origin

Hazel

Pronunciation: HAY-zəl (key)

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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Hazel: | Edit

I LOVE the name Hazel! It pairs perfectly with sisters Everleigh and Breyleigh. LOve this beautiful, unique name!

This name has everything - it sounds beautiful, has a lovely meaning and is unique enough to stand out from the generic female names (you know which ones I'm talking about).

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.

It IS an old-fashioned name, but a beautiful one, and lately it has made a comeback. A lot of people are naming their baby girls Hazel.

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 girlfriend's name is Hazel. She's beautiful, this name suits her.

My Cousins Name is Hazel and she loves it, her eyes are green unfortunately, and sometimes she wears hazel contacts so that she can tell people she's 'Hazel. after my eyes.'

I have hazel eyes.

I also have hazel eyes.

When I think of the name Hazel, I always think of Witch Hazel in the Little Lulu comics. I was an avid reader of Little Lulu as a child.

There was a medicinal produce called Witch Hazel. Do they still make it?

My daughter's name is Hazel. It's a beautiful name and suits her well.

If I ever get a daughter, I'm gonna name her Hazel.

Nicknames for Hazel: | Edit

Elle
Halls
Hallie
Haze
Hazel Elle
Hazey
Hazelnut
Hazelet
Lee
Shnayzie
Z
Zella
Zelly
Zelly Belly

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My name is Hazel and my nn's are: Hazelet, Shnayzie, Haze/y and Hazelnut.

We call my Hazel Elle

Zella.

Silly nicknames of Zelly or Zelly Belly.
My beautiful daughter name is 'Hazel'.

Coming from child's creativeness, one Hazel became Halls (like the candy) and Hallie.

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Our Cat Hazel (Not saying it's a cats name) gets nn Haze or 'the Z'

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 Krasinski, daughter of actor John Kransinski and actress Emily Blunt
Hurricane Hazel, 1954 Category 4 hurricane that caused extensive damage in Haiti and the US. The name is retired from the Atlantic basin.

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
Witch Hazel, a witch in the Little Lulu comics. Also the name of a healing product.
Hazel Grace Lancaster is a character in John Green's YA novel, "The Fault in Our Stars" (2012)
Hazel Levesque is a main character and a daughter of Pluto in Rick Riordan's fantasy series "Heroes of Olympus".
"Hooray for Hazel," a sixties pop song by Tommy Roe.

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