Hazel is the name of a tree in the genus Corylus which bears the hazelnut tree. Hazel is also the name of a light-brown greenish color, often used to refer to eye color.
Hazel is also an English surname, a topographical name for someone who lived near a hazelnut tree; it could also have originated as a locational name for someone who came from Amy of several places called Heazile.
The origin of the name comes from Old English hæsl (hazel) < Proto-Germanic *haslaz which ultimately derives from a PIE origin.
Meaning: “hazel” referring to both the tree and the color
- Hazelle (English)
- Hayzel (English)