Hazel Name Gender

Is Hazel a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 99.5% of babies named Hazel were girls.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Hazel Name Meaning

Inspired by the hazelnut tree, Hazel is an English name that can also refer to a greenish-brown color commonly seen in eyes. Mysterious and whimsical, Hazel is bound to make heads turn with her chic style and cool vibes.

Like other color names Violet and Scarlett, Hazel has been lighting up the charts recently with her hue. While not as wild as Fuschia or Magenta, she’s got an exotic flair thanks to her fashionable inner Z. She also has some fabulous contenders in the nickname category with Haze, Hazy, and Zelly.

Her botanical roots fit in well with the rise of Willow and Lily though not as frilly as the trending floral monikers we see today. She’s humble and proud, avoiding the juvenile feel of some cutesy names, aging well into womanhood. She’s also decidedly posh and a smidgen British, similar to Eliza or Alice.

While quite common in the U.S. up until the 1960s, Hazel went dormant in popularity until reemerging in the late 2000s. This can be attributed to her appearance in celebrity baby name announcements around the time though her style resonated with the public, already loving on braver choices than the traditional Emily or Isabella.

Similarly styled names include Olive, Ivory, and Sienna.

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Hazel Name Popularity

How popular is the name Hazel? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Hazel was the 42nd most popular girls name, representing 0.3578% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Hazel has been the 175th most popular girls name, representing 0.1401% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 24 3,018 0.8572%
1911 24 3,282 0.8814%
1912 25 4,192 0.8313%
1913 27 4,581 0.808%
1914 29 5,320 0.7634%
1915 26 7,092 0.7806%
1916 31 7,206 0.746%
1917 31 7,278 0.7275%
1918 33 7,612 0.7093%
1919 32 7,425 0.7091%
1920 34 7,306 0.6571%
1921 34 7,337 0.6407%
1922 37 6,757 0.6065%
1923 40 6,238 0.5569%
1924 42 6,339 0.5459%
1925 45 5,773 0.5108%
1926 48 5,299 0.4818%
1927 53 5,090 0.4598%
1928 59 4,645 0.4341%
1929 64 4,157 0.4013%
1930 71 3,880 0.3714%
1931 74 3,498 0.3544%
1932 75 3,336 0.3377%
1933 82 3,021 0.3243%
1934 87 2,800 0.2896%
1935 91 2,688 0.2766%
1936 96 2,497 0.2592%
1937 106 2,337 0.2372%
1938 111 2,326 0.2272%
1939 118 2,076 0.2041%
1940 123 2,056 0.1934%
1941 131 1,960 0.1741%
1942 139 1,892 0.1498%
1943 144 1,831 0.1403%
1944 150 1,626 0.1312%
1945 164 1,405 0.1152%
1946 175 1,492 0.1011%
1947 183 1,541 0.0923%
1948 199 1,328 0.0832%
1949 206 1,301 0.0809%
1950 222 1,137 0.0706%
1951 225 1,121 0.0661%
1952 245 1,021 0.0585%
1953 252 1,005 0.0568%
1954 255 1,010 0.0553%
1955 286 879 0.0478%
1956 317 730 0.0387%
1957 334 717 0.0373%
1958 360 620 0.0328%
1959 389 547 0.0288%
1960 397 530 0.028%
1961 435 471 0.0249%
1962 458 404 0.022%
1963 469 379 0.0211%
1964 508 326 0.0185%
1965 510 304 0.0186%
1966 536 263 0.0168%
1967 585 215 0.0142%
1968 620 193 0.0129%
1969 683 164 0.0106%
1970 659 197 0.0124%
1971 765 142 0.0094%
1972 845 105 0.0077%
1973 841 104 0.008%
1974 1,009 71 0.0055%
1975 960 80 0.0062%
1976 1,110 60 0.0047%
1977 1,071 72 0.0053%
1978 995 86 0.0064%
1979 1,203 60 0.0043%
1980 1,083 81 0.0055%
1981 1,154 69 0.0047%
1982 1,260 55 0.0037%
1983 1,395 41 0.0028%
1984 1,151 67 0.0045%
1985 1,199 67 0.0044%
1986 1,158 74 0.0049%
1987 1,034 97 0.0064%
1988 1,256 67 0.0043%
1989 1,132 96 0.0059%
1990 1,150 101 0.0061%
1991 1,290 80 0.0049%
1992 1,243 93 0.0058%
1993 1,172 99 0.0064%
1994 1,234 90 0.0059%
1995 1,202 92 0.0061%
1996 1,104 112 0.0075%
1997 994 143 0.0097%
1998 1,032 141 0.0094%
1999 931 174 0.0116%
2000 898 191 0.0125%
2001 764 263 0.0175%
2002 789 246 0.0164%
2003 684 336 0.0221%
2004 683 355 0.0233%
2005 516 529 0.0346%
2006 471 633 0.0404%
2007 359 872 0.0553%
2008 343 932 0.0603%
2009 291 1,099 0.0735%
2010 262 1,215 0.0843%
2011 206 1,470 0.1032%
2012 172 1,771 0.1243%
2013 156 2,049 0.1439%
2014 105 2,903 0.1993%
2015 63 4,295 0.2952%
2016 52 4,663 0.3234%
2017 43 5,004 0.3586%
2018 42 4,916 0.3578%

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Names Like Hazel

If you like Hazel, you’ll love these other names like Hazel.


What names are diminutives of Hazel?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Hazel sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Hazel, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Haze

What names are variants of Hazel?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Hazel.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Hazal

The hazel tree

English

Hazell

The hazel tree

English

Hazelle

The hazel tree

English

#3,074 (0.0004%)  
Hazle

The hazel tree

English


What names sound like Hazel?

If you like how Hazel sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Hazel.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Joselle

Pledge

American


What names are similar to Hazel?

Find a name that’s like Hazel, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aspen

Aspen tree

English

#260 (0.0876%)  
Camellia

Helper to the priest

Latin

#1,631 (0.0041%)  
Eleanor

Of unknown meaning

English

#32 (0.4145%)  
Evelyn

Desired one

English

#10 (0.7552%)  
Ivy

Ivy plant

English

#86 (0.2366%)  
Juniper

Juniper tree

English

#275 (0.0833%)  
Olive

Olive tree

English

#263 (0.0866%)  
Poppy

“The milk of happiness,” from the Latin papaver, the name of a plant having thick, milky juice, on the basis of papa, thick milk.

Latin

#561 (0.0344%)  
Violet

Violet flower

English

#43 (0.3489%)  
Willow

Willow tree

English

#62 (0.2818%)  

Lists With Hazel

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Hazel.


Siblings of Hazel

Mamas with kids named Hazel also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ivy

Ivy plant

English

#86 (0.2366%)  
Kason

Created name

American

#394 (0.055%)  
Rane

Queen

English

Margot

Pearl

French

#345 (0.0611%)  

8 Comments

  1. I was looking on line and seen Hazel and i fell in love with it instantly. It sounded peaceful as well and when she was her name fit her and she’s a very peaceful baby?

  2. Well i came up with “Hazel” because my sister was playing the game “Choices” on her phone and her characters name was Hazel and i thought that was so cool. So I decided to name her Hazel. Her middle name is “Raelynn” and the “Rae“part comes from my dad, his middle name is Ray; and “Lynn” is from my grandma Debbie that passed away. That was her middle name.

  3. Online looking for names,i came cross Hazel and it just set with me. It felt peaceful and loving as i was saying it to myself. Only thing i was i could have spelled it like Hazell but her father wasn’t having it lol. When i had her and said welcome Hazel and she open her eyes,it’s like that was the perfect name for her and when people ask what’s her name and i say hazel,they always say wow she look like a Hazel ?

  4. This was a family name – my husband’s grandmother. I knew I wanted it for a girl’s name since we were dating. I started getting nervous when it started getting a little popular, but I’ve only met a few others. We balanced out an older first name with a contemporary and gender neutral middle name – Hazel Quinn. She’s our little “Hazel Basil!”

  5. Honestly we just heard it, thought it was beautiful, and couldn’t imagine naming or anything else ?

  6. I’ve always been drawn to old fashion names. My husband also likes the letter ‘z’. I drive by a street called Hazel and I always loved it. So Hazel became our girl name!

  7. I named her hazel because its was different and i loved that her dads last name started with a h so it real flowed together i love that she from the first time she was born it like she knew that was her name she looks up every time u call her

  8. She is named after her great-grandmother. I wanted to a name that was different but not weird.


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