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Gender: Female Meaning of Laurel: "laurel tree" Origin of Laurel: Latin Laurel's Popularity in 2017: #597

The name Laurel is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "laurel tree". Laurel is ranked #597 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Nature Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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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Famous People Named Laurel

Laurel Anne (Harte) Burch, American artist and businesswoman
Laurel Goodwin, American actress
Laurel Blair Salton Clark, American astronaut
Laurel Halo, American electronic musician
Laurel Lisa Holloman, American actress and painter
Laurel McGoff, American reality TV personality
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, American historian and author
Laurel Nakadate, American video artist, filmmaker, and photographer
Laurel Arnell-Cullen, British singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Laurel

Dinah Laurel Lance aka Black Canary, character from DC comics
Laurel Banning, character in American soap "All My Children"
Laurel Darkhaven, character in comic book series Rising Stars
Laurel-Ann Drummond, a character in the horror film "Pontypool"
Laurel Kent, character in DC Comics
Laurel Mercer, character on TV's "The Lying Game"
Laurel Sommersby, character in film "Sommersby"
Laurel Limoges, character on TV's "Privileged"
Laurel, main character in "Wings" by Aprilynne Pike
Laurel Scott, character in film "The Oscar"
Laurel Thomas, character on British soap "Emmerdale"
Laurel Yeung, character on TV's "Edgemont"
Laurel Stevenson, character in novella/TV movie "The Langoliers"
Laurel Weaver aka Agent L, mortician in the Men in Black films
Laurel Gray, character in book/film "In a Lonely Place"
Laurel, character in "10,000 Dresses"
Laurel Gand, character in DC Comics
Mountain Laurel, character in video game "Dust: A Tale of the Wired West"
Laurel Castillo, character on TV's "How to Get Away with Murder"
Laurel Lee, character on TV's "Recovery Road"
Laurel, Maryland
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Laurel, Montana
Laurel Canyon Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca.
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