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Julia Roberts´s daughter is named Hazel Patricia.
Destry  4/15/2005
Hazel was the name of that ugly witch in old Bugs Bunny cartoons.
gin_rummy  8/27/2005
Hazel is a rabbit in Watership Down.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2005
"Hazel" was a T.V. show in the early '60's about a maid named Hazel Burke. She was played by Shirley Booth.
breakofday  12/22/2005
"Hooray for Hazel" is a song written and performed by Tommy Roe. Its chart run peaked at #6 in 1966 in the United States.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  3/1/2006
"Behind These Hazel Eyes" is a song by Kelly Clarkson.
Jessi  4/10/2006
This name is increasing in usage.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2006
No offense to anyone but I just can't stand this name. It sounds old and ugly, I think of witch Hazel.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2006
There were 3 different Witch Hazels in animation. One from Warner Bro.'s "Looney Tunes", one from MGM and the last one from Disney. (all 3 were voiced by June Foray)
― Anonymous User  11/4/2006
I don't think Hazel sounds old and ugly. I think it sounds sweet and young. I have a little friend who's called Hazel and it fits her perfectly.
Alphlyka  11/5/2006
Very nice name, I'd use it if I didn't already have a Hayley (sounds too close). Hazel Sophia and Hazel Elizabeth are my favs, also Evelyn Hazel and Elise Hazel. :)
mum2bubba  11/29/2006
Hazel was Vince's mother on the British version of Queer as Folk.
Marauder  12/7/2006
Absolutely hideous!
― Anonymous User  12/28/2006
Hazel is a light brown colour with a tinge of green, as in the Kelly Clarkson song Behind These Hazel Eyes.
FairyGirl  3/9/2007
This has always been one of my favorite names. I may even name my daughter this. I mean, sure, everyone has their favorite names, but seriously. Take a look at your list of favorite names and see how many you would actually name your child. So this name is pretty special to me.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2007
I definitely would not saddle my daughter with this name. She would endure a lot of teasing with being called witch Hazel. If it were my name, I would promptly apply for a name change. Sorry if I offended anyone but that is my opinion.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2007
A nice name, but kind of over-used.
flamestar  5/13/2007
There's a popular Victorian joke that goes along these lines.
A couple had just got a baby girl. A neighbor asked what they named her. The couple said 'Hazel'.
'Funny,' the neighbor said, 'most kids get named after saints, this one is named after a nut!'
Rockos_Modern_Life_1  6/7/2007
My second name is Hazel and I'm not really sure if I like it. If I would've lived in a country where people speak English, I maybe would like it but I live in the Netherlands and every time I have to tell a person my second name they go: "What do you say? Ezel?" and I hate it because 'ezel' means 'donkey' in Dutch.

On the other hand; it's not my first name so I don't really bother and people never associate me with witches.
Cinnamonster  6/10/2007
Witch Hazel is a powerful astringent, extracted from a shrub by the same name. The Hazel tree symbolized protection and authority. The Hazel nut can be used as a chocolate substitute (my favorite hazelnut spread being Nutella).
RedGyl  6/12/2007
I love Hazel. I see it as pretty and magical, with enough backbone to stick its tongue out at more popular names and laugh at their reactions. And it's so cute to hear toddlers mispronounce my daughter's name: "Bay-zil" and "Day-zil." Other kids my daughter's age like her name, too. If she gets teased, it'll just be because people want to tease her, not because the name itself invites teasing.
RedGyl  6/12/2007
Uh, sorry to the people who think that kids will pick on a girl named Hazel. That depends on whether they like the girl or not first off. Secondly, I can think of better things than witch hazel. Truth be known, I didn't even hear of the stuff until 3rd grade! No, I think if kids wanted to really make fun of a girl named Hazel they would be a bit more rhymey. Like "Hey Nasal Hazel!"

I don't think I'll be naming my child this (if I ever have one) and not because of the rhyming or the witch hazel remarks. It'll be because it's not my style.
Libby2  4/5/2008
A nice name for a hazel-eyed girl, no? Of course, it's not always possible to determine what colour eyes a child will grow up to have since they can change, but I say if you like the name and you're fairly certain the kid will have hazel eyes, it'd be cute. Well, I think it's cute regardless but it's a little extra special with the eye connection.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2008
I think Hazel is a handsome name for a boy. IT has no feminine qualities at all to me. I would use it for a son in a heartbeat. I got the name from the male rabbit in the book Watership Down.
tigerlilly  7/31/2008
Hazel Hawke (b. 1929) was the wife of Australian prime minister Bob Hawke until their divorce in 1995. She was popular with the Australian public.
Jonquil  9/21/2008
Hazel is so pretty and cute. I'd love to see it revived. For some reason it's been kept alive more in Scotland than in England.
Jonquil  9/21/2008
I'm thinking of changing my name to this, once I'm old enough to do it legally. I think it's a lovely name and would fit quite well. Firstly, because my eyes are this colour. Secondly, because it would be similar to my current name, so people wouldn't have much of a hard time adjusting to it.
BlackMartian923  9/27/2008
To be honest, I've never really come across anyone called Hazel, let alone associate it with witches. If this were my name, I wouldn't give a damn about people calling me a witch. For me, that's not much of an insult. But I guess there might be more sensitive people out there, who would be upset by this.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2008
I'm going to name my daughter Hazel! :) My boyfriend's eyes are Hazel, and he loves the name, too.
Paris44  10/14/2008
It sounds cute but it makes me think of witches.
number1212  12/1/2008
Sounds cute and spunky!
vomiting  3/3/2009
There are some notable male bearers of the name in American literature.
Hazel Motes is the protagonist of Flannery O'Connor's 1952 novel Wise Blood.
In John Steinbeck's Cannery Row there is a male character named Hazel. His mother named him under the impression that he was a girl and never changed the name.
Before reading that I wasn't aware that Hazel is an odd name for a male. I think the entry should be changed to a unisex name.
leylaellen  7/17/2009
Hazel has long been one of my top favorite girl's names, and I hate that it's now associated with a celebrity baby, so that people might think you used it because Julia Roberts did, not because you'd had it in mind long before. It sounds sweet and old-fashioned.

The baby names booklet I used to have gave the name's meaning as "One who sees God," though I have no idea where that came from. Maybe the -el part of the name?
Anyechka  9/1/2009
A very likable name and color!
lucyskydiamonds  11/20/2009
Honestly, I don't know if I didn't watch enough cartoons or something, but I didn't know that there was any sort of witch called Hazel anywhere. I mean, I made a connection between witchery and Hazel, but that's more because of hazelnuts traditionally symbolizing wisdom than anything else.

I'm 15, by the way. Maybe the witch-Hazel association has just died out in my generation?
Diest  6/30/2010
I really like this name, it sounds timeless and just generally delicate and demure. :)
walesgal92  8/28/2010
My name is Hazel. I have never been teased about witch Hazel. Yes people have mentioned nuts and the rabbit in Watership Down but never in a horrible way. I think people worry too much about teasing. Most children (especially when young) just accept that so-and-so is called whatever and don't think anything else of it.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2010
This is also the feminine form of "Hazael", it means "the one who God sees".
monikawirkkanen  11/14/2010
Spunky, it's grown on me.
Chrila96  11/19/2010
I think this is a lovely name. Sweet for a child, but can be a serious grown up name, too. Look at Hazel Henderson, a British economist with an interest in interdisciplinary economic and political theory and environmental and social concerns.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2011
P.S. I kind of like the nickname, Witch Hazel.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2011
I love the name Hazel! I think it`s really cute for a girl especially when she has hazel eyes.
And about the teasing stuff... trust me, kids find funny nicknames for every name! My name is Diana and one of my friends name is Aileen. Very common names and still we get teased sometimes.
DiChel  3/18/2011
The name Hazel has always been one of my favourite female names. It's my grandmother's name, and I may even name my daughter (if I have one) Hazel. Hazel speaks to me as a name that is both sweet, yet is also not a pushover, which I think make a very nice balance of qualities.
Nomen Salutis  3/20/2011
Not to mention, t sounds like it belongs on a psychopath or an "alternative" name for a show-girl (and other such related "businesses").

It also sounds as if you are saying "Hey!" to a person dubbed "Zel."
― Anonymous User  6/3/2011
It's a pretty color, but I don't think it would fit anyone who's eyes aren't said color. It sounds rather childish, and the "hay-" sound in the beginning isn't very nice.
Black_X  7/28/2011
I HATE the color Hazel. My eyes are a beautiful green, and I'd never trade them for muddy brown bits with dull green in them.
― Anonymous User  7/29/2011
I love the name Hazel! When I think of a Hazel I think of autumn and just have that "home-y" feeling you get around thanksgiving time =]
ThisISme  9/24/2011
I love love love Hazel and met a five-year-old Hazel last week as well as a toddler Hazel last year.
I've been in love with this name since I was a small kid in school and had a friend named Hazel - such a pretty girl with a sweet silvery voice. I always wished I had been called Hazel too!
― Anonymous User  10/13/2011
I do not like this name! It's old-fashioned and it makes me think of a witch. My great-niece's name is Hazel and I can't stand it. I don't think a little girl can fit into this name. She spells it "Hazelle." No matter how you spell it, I don't like it at all.
blake7134  10/25/2011
I don't like Hazel because it reminds me of witch hazel, hazel eyes (which I detest), and old women. I don't think a modern child with this name could have an easy school life.
GibsonGirl  10/27/2011
Hazel Patricia (born November 2004) is the daughter of American actress Julia Roberts. Hazel has a twin brother named Phinnaeus Walter and a younger brother named Henry Daniel.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2012
The narrator of The Fault In Our Stars by John Green is Hazel Grace.
Ceali  1/19/2012
In the movie "Dolphin Tale," one of the kids in the movie is named Hazel.
Martha Gold  4/10/2012
This is probably not a name I would have at the top of my list but I sort of like it. It's put together in quite a unique way compared to boring names like Sarah or Tina.
Chrono  4/13/2012
Hazel is the title of a book by Julie Hearn.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2012
Even though it says it's a female name, I can think of two male characters named this: Hazel-Rah is the chief rabbit in "Watership Down", and Hazel Rah (named after him) is a vampire in the story "Vampiru" on FictionPress.
Whitewolf513  5/28/2012
I really like this name. In The Hunger Games trilogy, Gale's mother's name is Hazelle with I also love.
Liesl  8/25/2012
One of my cousins is Hazel and even though she's four the name fits her, I highly recommend this name for parents who are looking for a name for their little girl.
I love strange names  8/31/2012
I met a toddler Hazel in a store the other day and was delighted to see such a cute and bright little lass with such a lovely, charming name.
Growing up, I had a friend called Hazel and always wished the name was mine.
I'd love a daughter called Hazel!
― Anonymous User  10/31/2012
Daniel's sister in the game Amnesia: The Dark Descent is named Hazel.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2013
I love the name Hazel. Hazel Amelia is what I'm gonna name my future daughter. I have been told by some that they hated it, others said that it was beautiful. I love this combination. It has just the right combo of elegance and old fashion-ness.
littlered82  7/23/2013
Hazel Grace Lancaster is the main character in The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
jay_982  1/24/2014
Hazel is the name of the daughter of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
Martha Gold  2/28/2014
My 15 year old is named Hazel. She loves her name. She has never once been teased about her name. I am quite interested and pleased to see that Hazel is becoming popular again. I still love it. I have seen comments on how one should have Hazel eyes, etc... but we never thought of the color, only of an old family friend with this name. Also hazels are lovely shrubs.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2014
My name is Hazel and I've always loved it! I was never made fun of for it, seems to me that the only people rude enough to make mean comments and make fun of the name Hazel are adults.
hazy1980  3/25/2014
I love this name and hope I get to use it in the future somewhere in my future daughter(s?) name. Hazel is just my style- classic, old-fashioned and what some would call a "grandma" name, but lovely and ripe for revival to me, and evidently a lot of other people! After all, Sophia, Emma, Ava, Hannah, Grace, Isabella were considered old names at one point too, and look how popular they are now.

I think this name is part of the next set of old-people names about to shoot up in popularity- especially considering that the popular young-adult novel and soon-to-be big screen adaptation, The Fault In Our Stars, has its protagonist named Hazel. (I predict the same popularity burst for the name of Hazel's love interest, Augustus).
― Anonymous User  5/4/2014
My name's Hazel, I'm 14, and I love my name. I'm never teased about it and I love the fact that it's a really old name. Also, I'm in love with the new book/film the fault in our stars with Hazel in it.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2014
My first grandchild will be named
Hazel Grace after her dad's great aunt.
I've known only one Hazel & she did
Her own thing. I love the name. Hope
Her eyes will be Hazel like mine!
4pens  6/13/2014
Hazel will always refer to the greenish, brown color of someone's Iris. I will never care for it as someone's name.
Not really a fan of body parts as name. :S
ThatMazerunnerfan  8/12/2014
I am in my fifties and my name is Hazel. To this day, I feel strange when someone addresses me by name, I've just never gotten used to it! During the sixties, there was a TV advert where the buzz line was 'nuts whole Hazel nuts, Cadbury's take them and they cover them in chocolate'. When this went out, I was in primary school and I was teased mercilessly. Even today if someone thinks they're being smart and calls me 'Hazel nut' I feel the pain of my childhood, BUT, I love it when my name is shortened to 'Haze' because I take this as a term of endearment from those to whom I am close. I'm not a witch, I'm not old and I'm not a nut, but I do have Hazel eyes. Hazel is my name and I own it!
kitten108  8/16/2014
I absolutely adore this beauty of a name! (#⌒∇⌒#)ゞ I don't mind at all that it would be considered old-fashioned. (I love old-fashioned names!) When I hear the pretty name Hazel I think of Hazel Lancaster, the main character of the book The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. The book certainly doesn't waver me off from using this cute, vintage name. (♥ó㉨ò)ノ♡.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2014
This is such a gorgeous name, one of my favourites. I have it on my list paired as Thea Hazel.
KarlinaFleur  10/26/2014
The name Hazel was given to six baby boys born in the U.S. in 2013.
hkols  11/2/2014
I just had my third child and first daughter. I had many names on my list for a girl, like: Piper, Channing, Harper, Ruby, Scarlette and the list goes on. I like unique names. But I wanted a name that was also a family name. I had an Aunt named Hazel that I have wonderful memories of - she was a very kind woman who always made me feel special. We called her aunt Hazey. I named my daughter after her. But I changed the spelling so her nickname would be Elle. We named our daughter Hazelle Claire and Elle is her nickname. Some don't love it or the spelling, but for the most part people seem pleasantly surprised when I tell them her name. Her eyes are still blue - so if her eyes change to Hazel it remains to be seen. But we love the name and have no regrets.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2014
I cannot believe how ignorant some people who post to this site are. The name "Hazel" does not refer to a body part or eye colour; instead, it comes from the lovely, amazing Hazel tree that serves as the source for delicious hazelnuts. Hazel trees are beautiful and have a lovely silvery-grey bark and big, green leaves. They are also quite flexible and serve many important uses.

My own name is Hazel, and I've never associated my name with anything other than the tree. I'm in my 30s, and not one person has ever said anything about my name being a witch's name. Instead, I constantly get compliments from people on having a classic, vintage name. I'm quite a lover of the natural world, so my name suits me perfectly. I think it's an ideal name for parents who want to name their little girl something "naturey" but who also want something classy and with a history to it.
HazelTree  2/14/2015
It is the name of Rick Riordan's character, Hazel Levesque.
aprincessformaxon  7/6/2015
Hazel has always been an important plant in many Native American cultures. Many tribes use young Hazel twigs to weave baskets and ceremonial decorations. (My mother in law is Native and she would feel honored if we used this name, she suggested it.)
lovewn  7/22/2015
I personally think Hazel will be the next Madison or Emma, because of The Fault In Our Stars. But I do like the name.
pasie  8/2/2015
This was my great grandmother's name and it's definitely a candidate name for a little girl of mine one day. I'm just scared it will become overused. Sigh.
al84  9/24/2015
I have a daughter named Hazel (which we chose because it's a lovely nature name, a Bob Dylan song, and a dear great-aunt) and the only critical comments we've received on it have been from old people. Younger generations do not seem to have the negative associations with the cartoon witch or sitcom maid - or even know what those are (Shirley Booth who?). Younger generations are also perhaps being raised to know it's not okay to say, "eww horrid! Ugly! Barf!" about someone or their name. Mean-spirited people will find ways to be nasty no matter what your name might be! We receive many compliments on it being warm, kind, and cheerful - just like our daughter. In short, I think the name is a lot like the tree: sincere and nurturing, yet strong and well-rooted.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2015
My name is Hazel and I am no witch!
unicah  10/28/2015
HEY! So I personally think that this beautiful, sweet, short, adorable name should NOT be classified as a horrible, witch, or below the radar type of name... there are so much to love about this short and sweet name "Hazel", I haven't produced a child yet in this world but when I do, if it's a female, this name will DEFINITELY be the first 1 on the list! I HOPE I have changed your point of view from the horrific comments you've seen about this wonderful name and no, it does not mean that it's a witches name and should only be used for bad... HELL NO... P.S, MY NAME IS NOT HAZEL (BUT I WISH IT WAS) :-)
sugar plum  11/26/2015
I love researching names, even for my pets! I have a lovely little Cockatiel that I got from a woman who lived in a town called Green Hazel, so I named my little bird Hazel.

No one is going to love all names, otherwise everyone would have the same name! I love the name Hazel, I am old enough that I remember the TV show, likely named Hazel because they were witches and there is an herb Witch Hazel, not a very far stretch. The witch in Witch Hazel likely stems from the fact that the branches are very pliable and often used for water dowsing, also called water witching.
GinMoore  1/3/2016
I live in a very small town and I know three other Hazel's. I always felt like it was an old woman's name. As I have gotten older I have embraced it and come to love my name.
Hazel1979  2/18/2016
So pretty!
― Anonymous User  4/22/2016
There is an alternative rock band called "Sister Hazel".
― Anonymous User  4/29/2016
Such a pretty name! Would be good for a girl.
JemimaP1  5/10/2016
I think this might be my least favorite color name. I can't help but think of a narrow-minded Southern Bible-thumper when I hear it -- ESPECIALLY when combined with another name, like Hazel-Rose, Hazel-May, Hazel-Belle, etc. I don't know where I got this association from, as I used to associate it instead with the main character from the novel "Watership Down," which I loved. But in the book it was the name of a male rabbit. So this, I suppose, is my opinion of the name on a human, ha ha.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
I love my name! It was my grandmother's name too. A couple weeks ago I met a younger Hazel who was also named after her Grandmother. I love when characters in books or movies or songs are named Hazel. Haha someone mentioned they don't like when Hazel is paired with a second name like Hazel May, Hazel Belle - I think it has a nice ring to it! Pun intended! I see a lot of references in the comments and I know most of them and am very proud of my name. No one has ever teased me about my name. I too like the nickname Haze. It is endearing. I've been called The Haze, Purple Hazel and yes Hazelnut... but that fits me since I can be silly sometimes. It's all good. Rock on all you wonderful Hazel's! Boys and girls!
hazelbell7  5/12/2016
"Hazel" is a Bob Dylan song from the album Planet Waves, and was played at The Band's farewell concert.
― Anonymous User  7/29/2016
Actually, contrary to many people's belief's I'm 13 and am constantly complimented on my name. People don't call me witch Hazel or an old hag. It's not very common in 13 year olds and people find it unique and pretty. At least that's what I've been told.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2016
Hazel Lavery was a painter and the second wife of the celebrated portrait artist Sir John Lavery. Her likeness appeared on Banknotes of Ireland for much of the 20th century.
lilolaf  2/19/2017
I am a Hazel and I used to hate my name when I was growing up. As a lady before commented about an advert regarding Cadbury's fruit and nut chocolate in the 70's, I was always being associated with being a Hazel nut and many other various comments.
I am now in my early 50's and adore my name. I am Scottish and from Inverness and it is a very pagan, Celtic name and I am proud to be known as Hazel. It is in my granddaughter's middle name too as my daughter loves it!
I am also a white witch as I love nature and it took me 20 years to realize that my name was meant for me and suits me. I have brownish red hair and freckles and blue green eyes and friends over the years said it suits me perfectly!

Blessed be.
Witch hazel  2/21/2017
Hazel has to be one of the ugliest and harshest names to have ever make it to the charts. I don't understand its sudden trend in recent years.
― Anonymous User  3/10/2017
I like this name because my beautiful 89-year-old mother is named Hazel. To me it is has a flowing, sophisticated, almost regal touch to it. She doesn't like it too much, but I do.
girl0670  4/25/2017
My name is Hazel. If someone says they aren't good at remembering names I just tell them to "remember the nut". I have rarely been called a witch, but if I have it was in envy rather than disdain. My nickname was Nut at Primary school, but I associated it with the nut rather than a nutty person (whether my friends did, I don't know, but probably...) As someone previously said. If someone is going to be teased they will be regardless of their name, I really don't think Hazel is a boring name at all. My eldest daughter has my name as her middle name and my middle daughter has put my name as one of her youngest daughter's middle names.
Hayzi1962  9/21/2017
It's pretty and somewhat homely. Although, to be honest, I mostly think of a young girl when thinking of this name. Perhaps a girl with light brown hair, it would sound nice on.

Either way, it's a welcoming, classic name.
mememan28  12/7/2017
My name is Hazel, and I love it! I'm a girl, but I think it also works well for a boy. I was actually named after the main male character in a book my mom loves. I think it's become more popular because it's used frequently in pop culture. I wish it wasn't! I love being the only person named Hazel. Also, I really feel like I LOOK and ACT in a "Hazel" way, if that makes sense. I think it's important to meet your child and go with a name that fits them, rather than just a name you like. But overall, I love my name, and I get a ton of compliments. Yes, people do call me Hazelnut, but that doesn't bother me.
Jadie477  2/11/2018
-Hazel Levesque, Heroes of Olympus (Rick Riordan).
goddess7533  2/27/2018

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