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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Hazel
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Hazel in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Hazel:
Records indicate that 233,348 girls in the United States have been named Hazel since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 7,613 people in the U.S. were given the name Hazel. Those people are now 102 years old.
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Comments about the name Hazel
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24 Positive Comments
"I'm called Hazel after my great-gran, and I love my name! My friends call me Haze and Hazie, and sometimes Basil, but I love the nicknames. I've never met another Hazel my age, and I really like having a unique name! Many people spell it wrong (oddly) but other than that I like it! I think it's a pretty name." Sep. 15, 2018:
"Hi! My Name's Hazel Joy, since I was a kid i've always liked it because it sounds pretty and girly. Though nowadays it's so famous (a lot of people are named hazel), I still like it." Jul. 16, 2017:
"I named my daughter Hazel (I wanted to be one of those awful parents and name her Hazelnut, but a nurse made fun of me.) I love the name, it fits her perfectly, and everyone I meet loves it." Oct. 29, 2015:
"my name is heziel mae spells different right..My classmate calls me hansel,hazelnut..but i like my name very much.." Jun. 25, 2013:
"It is unique and cute! I met a girl named Hazel and she really is a nice cute girl as her name." Apr. 24, 2013:
"My name is Hazel Lucille and I love it! People give me Hazelnut coffee for gifts, which I also love. It's a good name and I have never hated it, although my Dad named me that after his ex-girlfriend, not my mother!" May. 27, 2011:
"We just named our daughter Hazle. Yeap, thats how we spelled it. We got a lot of greif about her name, but it fits her perfect. Kids are mean, they can pick on you by your name, size, race. Don't choose your child name due to fear. I know she will love it. Our nickname for her is Acorn." Aug. 2, 2010:
"My name is Hazel I love the name, but it's soo annoying
when people call me hazelnut! I didn't take it too seriously
so they stopped after a while, and sometimes people pronounce it wrong they say Hasel.
I have a friend named Hazel and everytime we meet we both say:
"Hi Hazel"" Jul. 13, 2010:
"My name first name is Rachel (pretty, but fairly popular) and my second name is Hazel. I like Hazel, it is my nan's name. It is uncommon but it is certainly not horrid like Apple or Sparrow!!!" Nov. 24, 2009:
"Hazel is a very nice name for a little girl. For too long in America Hazel was associated with a cartoon and TV character-a maid who could run a household but still seemed to convey an older, frumpy image. This is a great name for a little girl!" Aug. 26, 2009:
"this is a beautiful name, you should all be proud! :) my name is jacey...UGH" Aug. 16, 2009:
"i love the name Hazel but admit it sounds old-fashioned. I ended up picking it for my daughter's middle name, rather than her first as i was not sure that she would like it" Jul. 24, 2009:
"We named our daughter Hazel after her great-grandma. It is a great name and fits our kiddo to a T! It is unique and creative and so is she!" Jan. 13, 2009:
"If we have another girl, I want to name her Hazel. I think that those who would prefer Hannah, Heather, or Hilary are boring and common. I love unique old names!!!" Jan. 2, 2008:
"This is my name. I love it. Its so unique everytime I introduce myself people go, " that's a beautiful name". I like it when someone calls out my name, especially when its pronounced right." Dec. 14, 2007:
"My Moms Name Is Hazel And I Think Its A Beautiful Name My Mom Doesent Like It So Much But I Really Do It Stands Out And Show How Beautiful She Truly Is
=]" Nov. 11, 2007:
"my name is hazel; i love my name; i like the way it sounds when you say it ' i also love the fact that we are rare! if i had a more common name i dont think i'd feel as special." Jun. 22, 2007:
"Yes... I remember some of you in high school... Admittedly Hazelnut and witchHazel are a rite of passage, but now that I'm in my thirties I really like the uniqueness of my name and it always brings a smile when I hear of other Hazels." Jun. 20, 2007:
"I love the name so much that i have named my daughter Hazel Louise. I think it is a lovely name! I also noticed that there are a lot of other babys that are named Hazel as well. This name is deffinetly comming back." May. 26, 2007:
"I love the name Hazel, because it is the name of a wonderful woman that I have loved for the last 33 years. It is a beautiful name, elegant, and yes, uncommon. She has been called Heidi and other names, but my name is Michael and I've been called other names as well by those who just can't remember names very well." Feb. 22, 2007:
"I think it's a beautiful name and I predict it will make a comeback over the next decade or so." Feb. 8, 2007:
"I named my daughter Hazel about 6-9 months before Julia Roberts named her daughter that. I groaned, because I think it will become more popular now, and I was going for less popular. Most younger people think it's cute, but the generation older than me think it's an "old-fashioned" name." Oct. 3, 2006:
"I love this name, while it is an older fashion name I think its beautiful and unique just the same." Aug. 22, 2006:
"I think Hazel is a beautiful name that hasn't had its time in the spotlight." Jul. 24, 2006:
5 Negative Comments
"Although I love names that are unique and not heard much, I never liked my name Hazel. As a kid I was always teased (hazel nut, witch hazel, hazel the maid). When I became a parent I made sure I picked names for my kids that were unique, but ones that could not easily be made fun of." Feb. 10, 2008:
"I hate this name, its the name of a woman that put my family to peices!" May. 18, 2007:
"The name is not that hot but it is better than Gertrude" Apr. 3, 2007:
"Celebrities, as a rule, name their babies awful things. Hazel is a name for a toothless mountain person. It is beyond down-market, though an upgrade from Apple, at least. Please consider as an alternative Helen or perhaps the (much) more popular Hannah." Jan. 9, 2007:
"Sadly, Hazel is already past its revival-prime. For the past five or six years, resurrecting neat names from the 1900s or 1910s has been in vogue...and now lots of people have caught on. I'm a teacher who knows two little Hazels." Jan. 8, 2007:
14 Neutral Comments
"As a teenage Hazel, I've never been teased over my name. If anything, I always thought it was cool that I shared my name with Witch Hazel. I got my name from my great grandmother, and know two other Hazels. The maid Hazel is old enough that I only learned about it looking up my name online, so I wouldn't be too concerned about your child getting teased over it. I've never been asked about my eye color or compared to Hazel Lancaster, either - I only found out about the shared name when some of my classmates read it for a summer reading project. There aren't any real "natural" nicknames, but I have sometimes been Hazel Basil or California Hazelnut (which is an inside joke with my friend), and the Nutella connection gives me a go-to username base for internet stuff. I've never had anyone mispronounce my name, and rarely misspell it. And as a kid, I always thought it was really cool that I had A and Z in my name right next to each other. I agree it can be somewhat frustrating as a kid looking for your name on keychains in gift shops, but having a rarer name means it is always so much more special when I find something or someone with my name." May. 4, 2020:
"My name is hazel and sometimes i hate it b/c people call me hazelnut glowbasket (dont ask) ughh and it sounds. So old fashioned but i also like it b/c its so unique" Apr. 16, 2015:
"My name is Hazel and I like my name...
My friends call me Hazelnut but I didn't take it seriously....
And I'm proud to be named Hazel :)" Jan. 10, 2015:
"My name is Hazel, though most people don't seem to be able to remember it. I get called 'Helen' (which I can't stand), or 'Heather' (my Mother's name). For years I loathed my name because it was so rare, and used to get very upset as a child that I couldn't find my name on any commercial gifts like mugs, keyrings etc. I was 13 before I met another 'Hazel'. Now, aged 40 I don't mind it, let's face it, there's not a lot I can do about it, and I wouldn't want to. It kind of suits me, I have golden brown hair and brown eyes, and, judging by some of the stupid names kids are landed with, I think, I got off relatively lucky!" Aug. 9, 2011:
"my name is hazel i likeit actually but some of my classmates like to tease me by saying 'hazelnut' which i reeaallly don't like to hear it but i still love the name'hazel..." Jan. 5, 2011:
",,hi my name is heziel mae its spell diff. right,,but i do love my name..spells unique..:)" Sep. 29, 2010:
"My name is Hazel. I was called Hazel-nut at early school but it never bothered me as other children got called alot worse. my mum told me that nuts came from trees and trees made paper and papwe made books so i was the clevest girl at school, so i grow to love the name hazel nut and to this day.good old mum." Sep. 28, 2010:
"I grew to like my name. But I spell it Heizel. Whenever I meet new people, they always tell me that they think it's pretty and different." Mar. 25, 2010:
"I named my 9 year old daughter Hazel and apart from the occasion "hazel nut" teasing from one particular girl which Hazel deals with gracefully, she has no problems. I love it and so does she bercause it is unusual without being outlandish" Jul. 5, 2009:
"It's my name. I don't really like it much, gee, thanks mum. Haha. Great, some of the comments have made me upset now =[" Jun. 13, 2007:
"Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman was a famous American tennis player from the early 20th century. The Wightman cup, founded in 1923, was named after her, and until it was abandoned in 1990, the cup was donated during every women's tennis match, as opposed to the Davis cup in men's tennis, which was named after Dwight Davis." Jan. 20, 2007:
""Hazel nut" "witch Hazel" the joke wears thin. Often called Hilary or Heather." Jun. 1, 2006:
"my name is hazel and i'm 26. I've only ever met one other who was a generation older. I love having an unusual name but no-one can spell it! i've had hazle hassel. hazele, halze and all sorts of others" May. 13, 2006:
"This is a great name! I want to name my daughter Roxana Hazel!" Feb. 26, 2006:
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