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Laurel Name Meaning and Origin

Laurel Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Laurel, honor, victory, symbol of achievement

Name Origin


The name Laurel comes from the Latin word 'laurus' which means 'laurel tree' or 'revered'. In ancient times, the laurel wreath was a symbol of victory, honor, and achievement, often awarded to heroes and poets. The name Laurel therefore carries connotations of success and recognition.

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Laurel Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Laurel is easy to pronounce with a smooth flow of sounds, making it pleasant to hear and say.

Name Melody Rating:

The two syllables in Laurel have a nice rhythm when spoken together, creating a balanced and harmonious sound.

Famous People Named Laurel

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● Laurel Holloman

Laurel Holloman is an American actress known for her role as Tina Kennard in the TV series 'The L Word'. She has also appeared in films such as 'Boogie Nights' and 'The Myth of Fingerprints'.

● Laurel Lance

Laurel Lance is a fictional character in the TV series 'Arrow', based on the DC Comics character Black Canary. She is portrayed by actress Katie Cassidy.

● Laurel Clark

Laurel Clark was an American astronaut who perished in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003. She was a medical doctor and a mission specialist on the STS-107 mission.

Laurel Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Laurel

The name Laurel does not typically evoke negative characters or cultural symbols. Its associations with victory and honor are generally positive and uplifting.

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