Hazel Meaning and Origin

The name Hazel is a girl’s name meaning “hazelnut tree” and is of English origin. The name Hazel is derived from Old English hæsel. Hazel was first used as a given name in the United States in the late 19th century and has since become a popular name for baby girls. In literature and pop culture, characters with the name Hazel include Hazel Grace Lancaster from John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” and Hazel Wong from Robin Stevens’ “Murder Most Unladylike” series. Some famous people with the name Hazel include Hazel Dickens, an American bluegrass singer and songwriter, and Hazel McCallion, a former Canadian politician who served as the mayor of Mississauga for over 30 years.

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