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Pronunciation

heɪzəl

Origin

English

Meaning

Pretty and graceful, the name Hazel was popular in the 1890s, which is why it has that lovely old world feel. Aside from meaning that delicate cinnamon color, Hazel refers of course to the hazel tree and the delicious little round nuts it produces in autumn. The hazel tree is traditionally a tree of creativity, with its delightful curly-q branches. In ancient times, the hazel was believed to be a tree of knowledge and this pretty name still carries a touch of that old, wise feel.

Rank in the year 2015

Hazel was ranked #156 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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