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Gender: F Meaning of Hazel: "the hazelnut tree" Origin of Hazel: English Hazel's Popularity in 2013: #157

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When Julia Roberts named one of her twins Hazel in 2004, there was a great public outcry against "another one of those nutty celebrity names." But we didn't see why. Now that the old Hazel the Maid cartoon image has faded from view, we're left with a pleasantly hazy, brownish-green-eyed, old-fashioned image of Hazel we that more and more parents are choosing to share. Since it reentered the popularity lists in 1998, it has jumped over 800 points.

In addition to being a celebrity pick--most recently by Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Hazel is a nature name, coming from the hazelnut tree and there was a time when a wand of hazel symbolized protection and authority. Hazel was one of the botanicals that were all the rage at the turn of the twentieth century, when it was in the Top 25, then fell out of favor, off the list completely from 1976 to 1998.

Hazel Motes is the protagonist of Flannery O'Connor's 1952 novel Wise Blood, and In The Hunger Games, one of the characters is the variant Hazelle.

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Famous People Named Hazel

Hazel Clark, American athlete
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, American tennis player
Hazel Dickens, American bluegrass singer
Hazel Keech, Indian actress
Hazel Brooks, American actress
Hazel Patricia Moder (b. 2004), daughter of Julia Roberts and twin of Phinnaeus 'Finn' Walter Moder
Hazel Jane Moody (b. 2009), daughter of Rick Moody
Hazel Krasinski (b. 2014), daughter of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
Hazel, up and coming Australian Author

Pop Culture References for the Name Hazel

Hazel Grace Lancaster - main character in "The Fault in Our Stars"
Witch Hazel - an herbal household product
Hazel Levesque - daughter of Pluto in the Heroes of Olympus series
Hazel Burke - main character of the U.S. '60s show "Hazel"
Sister Hazel - a pop/rock band
"Hazel" - Bob Dylan song
Hazel Wassername - character on "30 Rock"
Hazel Williams - character on "Gossip Girl"
Hazel Aden - character on the TV show Degrassi : The Next Generation
Hazel - the sister of the protagonist Daniel in the game "Amnesia: The Dark Descent"
Hazelle Hawthorne- Gale's mother in the "Hunger Games" trilogy.

Hayzel, Hazell, Hazelle, Hazie, Hazyl, Hazzell

Hazel's International Variations

Aveline (French)