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The name ranked at No. 138 in 1990 on a census of popular names for women of all ages in the United States.
Hazel a light brown and yellowish brown color.
In Irish and English, the meaning of Hazel is "the Hazel tree."
In Norse mythology the Hazel tree was sacred to Thor. In Roman mythology, it was associated with Mercury, whose Greek form, Hermes, was the considered the personification of intelligence.The Hazel tree is one of the sacred trees of Wicca. The Hazel tree was considered a tree of knowledge in Celtic lore. In Ireland hazel nuts were symbolic of powerful mystical wisdom.
It became a popular name in English-speaking countries during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, along with other names of plants or trees used for girls.
Variant forms are Hazell,Hazal, Hazelle and Hazle. Hazel is a name derived from nature
Hazel Name also appears in following Origin(s): Old English, Irish
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