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Laurel - Meaning of Laurel

What does Laurel mean?

Meaning of the name LaurelLaurenLolaLauraLaurynLaraLorineLoraLaurieLaurettaLorenzaLorenLorriLaurineLauriLoreenLaureneLorrieLorettaLoriLorenaLoreeLollieLorraineLorie

[ 2 syll. lau-rel, la-ur-el ] The baby girl name Laurel is pronounced as LAOR-ehL- †. Laurel is used predominantly in English and it is derived from Latin origins. Laurel is a diminutive form of Laura.

Laurel is a classic favorite. Today it is still a fairly popular baby name for girls, though to a lesser extent than it was before, and it is also regarded as trendy. At the modest peak of its usage in 1956, 0.057% of baby girls were named Laurel. It ranked at #241 then. The baby name has since steeply slipped in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.026% and its ranking #623, appearing with somewhat increasing regularity in the recent decade. Out of the group of girl names directly related to Laurel, Laura was the most popular. In 2018, it was used 95% more than Laurel. Though there were times from 1904 to 1914 when more boys than baby girls were given the name Laurel, the name is today more frequently used for baby girls. In 1934, the name Laurel was given to 2 times as many baby girls than boys.

Baby names that sound like Laurel include Laurelle, Lorelle (English), Loriel, Lowrelle, Lauralee (English), Laurelee, Laurelei, Lauriel, Lerolah, Loralie (English), Lorelei (English and German), Loreley (English and German), Loreli (English), Lorielle, and Lorilei (English and German).

† Pronunciation for Laurel: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"

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