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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Laurel

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Laurel in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Laurel:

  • Records indicate that 564 boys in the United States have been named Laurel since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1926, when 69 people in the U.S. were given the name Laurel. Those people are now 94 years old.

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      6 Positive Comments

  • "The males in my family have had the name Laurel as either a first or a middle name for several generations, as does my son. I find it a wonderful name even though I'm used to it as a boys name. I do understand how frustrating it is when someone pronounces your name wrong but people who are named Laurel are very special." May. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is laurel and i have come to like it but i wold not name a boy that for a girl i think its beautiful" Oct. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 30, and have only really liked my name for the past 5 or so years. When I was in elementary school everyone was a Sarah, Jessica, Melissa, or Lindsay. Now I enjoy that it's a little different. Of course I would get mocked with the name "oral laurel" but I would turn it around and say it's Moral Laurel. I also get called laura, lauren, and laurie, since the name Laurel seems to be too complicated for some dimwits to remember. I'm a Navy wife and have been living in Japan for a year now. Most Japanese can't say my name so it's more like Ro-Ro, so I just have them call me Lo." Jan. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a 36 year old female and I love my name. Yes, it's different, and growing up I didn't always love it. Often people called me Laura, Laurie, Lori, etc. What I like about it is that it's different without being too strange. I have been told many times it's a beautiful name!" Jan. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 56, a femele, and I have always loved my name. Yes you get alot of mispronounciations. I just say, "like Laurel,MS or Laurel and Hardy." I pronounce it the same way. One friend had a particularly hard time and I told her to say it like Quarrel with an L. I have been called WO WO many times by Asians, it's a very hard name for them, but I guess WoWa would be too!" Jan. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Having the name Laurel I get two reactions: "thats weird, can I call you Laura or Lauren"(to which my response is not if you want me to respond) or "thats pretty." I like having an uncommon name, however kids can be mean, coming up with such clever nicknames as "oral Laurel" or "whorel"" Aug. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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  • "laurel is a classic name and my mother moves it im not a fan just yet. im still a teen so maybe in the future i will have a chance to have it grow on me, but for now i just have a lot of nick names. what makes it worse is that my last name is terrible to pronounce as well. im always having to correct people because i cant bear the though of people knowing me as a lauren or a laurie. one thing about laurel that i have found though it that it is very rare. the two that i have met were 50 and 62 and that was about ten years ago. its just not a very current name. it brings to mind greek statues or old women playing bingo. i guess thats okay, maybe its just not my time yet, maybe ill fit in real well when im 80 and playing bingo. i would not advise this for your child. try walking around all day with a name that no one knows how to pronounce and a good chunk of europe cant pronounce." Apr. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Laurel only two people have pronounced my name correctly the first time i pronounce it loor-elle i have only met one other person named Laurel most people just think my name is Lauren" Apr. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Laurel, but for a girl, not a boy." Aug. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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