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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name from the plant or colour hazel. Popular in the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century.
  2. A topographic surname for someone who lived near a hazel tree.


  • 1880 Steele MacKaye: Hazel Kirke ( An Iron Will):
    GREEN. - - Squire Rodney has been looking into your affairs, and, by Jove! he swears you've deceived Hazel Kirke!
    ARTHUR. Deceived her? How?
    GREEN. He says that your marriage to her was a pretence, a farce, a lie.
  • 1908 S. Florence Ray: Fallen Petals. page 17:
    In the month of May,
    When all nature seems in touch with hidden jewels,
    We called her Hazel,
    Hazel May.
  • 2002 Susan Starbuck: Hazel Wolf: Fighting the Establishment. →ISBN page 26:
    Now, as I mentioned earlier, I never liked the name Hazel. I didn't like being called after a nut. I wanted to be called Rosemary, something pretty.