Gender / Sex: girl
Meaning: the bay, or laurel plant
Related Names: Bay
Sounds Like: Laurella, Laurelie, Laurelei
Variant forms: Laural, Lauralle, Laurell, Laurelle, Lauriel, Loralle, Lorel, Lorelle
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 550
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 14568
Laurel \la(u)-rel\ as a girl's name is pronounced LAWR-el. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Laurel is "the bay, or laurel plant". Nature name related to Laura.
Laurel has 8 variant forms: Laural, Lauralle, Laurell, Laurelle, Lauriel, Loralle, Lorel and Lorelle.
For more information, see also the related name Bay.
Baby names that sound like Laurel are Laurella, Laurelie and Laurelei.
View a list of the 16 names that reference Laurel.
Laurel is a very popular first name for women (#550 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#14568 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)