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Gender: F Meaning of Laurel: "laurel tree" Origin of Laurel: Latin Laurel's Popularity in 2013: #873

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Laurel takes Laura back to its meaning in nature, resulting in a gentle, botanical option. It was on the rise in 2013, reaching the Top 900, and is likely to continue to climb. And even more directly than Laura, Laurel relates back to the laurel wreath signifying success and peace in ancient Rome.

Sweet Laurel has been the unlikely name of two DC Comics superheroes--Laurel Kent and Laurel Gand, aka Andromeda.

Laurel received its highest ranking in 1956, when it reached Number 241. Beware though, that it has the likelihood of being mistaken for Laura.

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Famous People Named Laurel

Stan Laurel, part of comedy duo Laurel & Hardy
Laurel Burch, American artist
Laurel Goodwin, American actress
Avery Laurel Hanson, sister of the Hanson brothers

Pop Culture References for the Name Laurel

Laurel Mercer, from the TV series The Lying Game
Laurel Sommersby, from the movie Sommersby
Laurel Lance - character on TV show Arrow
Laurel, Maryland
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
The Mount Laurel Doctrine - a fair housing doctrine soon to be in the news

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