The name Laurel is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "laurel tree". Laurel is ranked #623 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Nature Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".
From the experts:
Laurel takes Laura back to its meaning in nature, resulting in a gentle, botanical option. 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. It may be due for a resurgence, thanks to the trend for girls' names starting with L. Beware though, that it has the likelihood of being mistaken for Laura and Lauren.
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Laurel in the Forums
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