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From the vocabulary word denoting the tree (Old English h├Žsel), or its light reddish-brown nuts. This is one of the most successful of the names coined in the 19th century from words denoting plants.
550th in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
114,866
to be exact
180,410
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
Mississippi
has the most people named Hazel per capita
1910
marked the height of its popularity
99.40%
0.60%
79%
55+
8%
30-54
1%
13-29
11%
0-12

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