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Laurel Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Laurel is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Laurel is "laurel tree".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 817  in baby name popularity for girls with 337 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Laurel Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Laurel has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Laurel to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Laurel include Laurelle, Lorelle.

Other Tidbits

Laurel falls into the name categories flower, tree.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Laurel in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Laurel.

Just for fun, see the name Laurel in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Laurel in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

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