Meaning:Hazel copse; Hazel head
Hazlett is a boy’s name and surname of Old English origin. It derives from the Old English word hæslett, meaning “hazel copse,” and once denoted someone who lived near a small cluster of hazel trees. It may also mean “hazel head.” As well as England, the name is prominent in some areas of Ireland, including Donegal and Derry. In mythology, hazel trees are associated with lots of positive things, including magic, wisdom, and protection. Celtic myths depict hazelnuts as carriers of wisdom, while hazel rods are used in multiple places for water divining and to ward off evil spirits. Giving baby a name associated with this magical tree could be a great way to welcome those good things into their life!
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