Axel name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Hebrew, Old Greek, English, German and Scandinavian
Usage: English, German, Scandinavian, Swedish, Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Axel ak-suhl
Meaning: Father and Peace
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What does Axel mean?

Meaning of Axel is Father of Peace is originated from English, German, Old Greek, Scandinavian and Hebrew, used predominantly in Scandinavian, Greenlandic, Swedish, Danish, German, Faroese, Icelandic, Finnish, English and Norwegian is given to both genders.

Axel is a variation of darling and evergreen Alexander. Alexander is Latin form of The Greek Name Αλεξανδρος. Origin of Darling and Evergreen Alexander is in Old Greek, German and Hungarian, meaning of Alexander is "Helper and Defender of Mankind and Manly".

Axel is form of Absalom. Absalom is Latin equivalent of The Hebrew Name אַבְשָׁלוֹם = Father;Peace. Meaning of Absalom is God the Father of Peace and God the Father is Peace is originated from Hebrew..

Also Axel is Swedish cognate of Axeln. Axel is celebrated on March 21st.

How do I pronounce Axel?

The most common pronunciation of two syllabled Axel is ak-suhl. ax-xel is another way(s) to say the name.

Variants of Axel

Absalom, Absalon, Acxel, Alexander, Peace, Abessalom, Alastair, Alister, Alek, Davidalexander, Alexanderjames, Akzel, Axeln, Axelen

Nicknames for Axel

The given name Axel is already a short name, but some possible candidates include:

Names that rhyme with Axel

How popular is the name Axel?

Axel is a popular name in United States given to over 41502 babies in 150 years. Currently peaking at the charts, 4055 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 94th position.

Additionally, the moniker has been in the top 100 baby names 1 times Also, Axel was a popular name in France. Over 80354 babies have been named Axel since 1936. At the peak of its usage in 2010, the moniker grabbed the 21st spot and 3283 baby boys were given the name.

However after 109 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still going strong on charts. Additionally, the first name has been in the top 50 baby names 25 times Also, Axel was a popular name in Sweden.

Over 6408 babies have been given the first name in 10 years. When at its peak in 2006, the moniker grabbed the 13rd spot and 757 baby boys were given the name.

After 10 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 50 baby names 10 times

A common name in England and Wales having over 1183 recievers in 23 years of usage.

Currently the name is hotter than ever, it ranked 244th when 213 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. Also, Axel is a common name in Spain given to over 1249 babies in 3 years.

Recently the name is rising, in 2019, 439 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 82nd position. Also, In Belgium, Axel was once a common name since emerging in 1995 it has been given to over 4066 babies.

At the peak of its usage in 2000,. After 24 years, the name has past its prime.

Axel is a familiar baby name in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 2000, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 123 on boy names chart when 68 babies were given the name Axel. Over 1006 people have been named Axel in Switzerland.

Axel is a unique baby name in Netherlands, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 400 names. Recently in 2019, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 389 on boy names chart when 41 babies were named Axel.

Over 132 babies in Netherlands have been named Axel.

However things change on global perspective, Axel is extremely popular in Germany where every 1 in 800 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Guatemala and Mexico.

At least, 200000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our research.

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What numbers say about Axel?

You believe that art won't make you money, so you tend to focus on things that make a sure profit. Give art a chance. If letter L is your capstone, it means you are compassionate by nature. Your creativity allows you to express your emotions. You need to practice listening. Travelling is your passion. People see you as their leader even if you never ask for it. You are hard-working by nature and success drives you.

Parents who liked Axel, loved these names

  •  Calida - Unconventional Calidas origin is Old Greek and Spanish is a girl name predominantly used in Spanish, meaning of Calida is "Enthusiasm"
  •  Mantika - Chiefly used in Marathi and Gujarati, Mantika is originated from Old Greek, meaning of Mantika is "Thoughtful or Devoted" is aimed at baby girls
  •  Nicolette - Prevailing unisex name Nicolette is especially used in English and French, meaning of Nicolette is "Victory of the People" is originated from Old Greek
  •  Philandros - The boy name Philandros is originated from Old Greek and is used particulary in Greek language, Philandros means "Lover of Mankind"
  •  Nausica - The girl name Nausica means "Ship" used especially in Italian has its origin in Old Greek language
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Middle names for Axel

These well-liked and familiar middle names flows beautifully with the baby name Axel .

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Sibling Names for Axel

Choosing a name for your newborn can be an exciting yet daunting task, especially when you have older siblings. If you've already named one of your little ones "Axel" or are planning to, you might be looking for sibling names that complement it perfectly. Here's a list of some great options to consider:

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Names for Axel's brother

Famous people named Axel

  • Axel Olrik, Danish folklorist and scholar of mediaeval historiography
  • Axel Munthe, Swedish-born medical doctor and psychiatrist
  • Axel von Fersen the Elder, Swedish statesman and soldier
  • Axel Lille, Swedish-speaking Finnish journalist and politician and the main founder of the Swedish People's Party and its leader 1907–1917
  • Axel Lillie, Swedish soldier and politician
  • Axel Julius De la Gardie, Swedish Field Marshal and was appointed Governor-General over Estonia
  • Axel Möller, Swedish astronomer
  • Axel Wenner-Gren, Swedish entrepreneur and one of the wealthiest men
  • Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp, Swedish politician and was Prime Minister of Sweden for a few months during 1936
  • Axel Gyllenkrok, Swedish baron, military general
  • Axel Dreher, German economist
  • Axel Anderberg, Swedish architect active
  • Axel Borup-Jørgensen, Danish composer
  • Axel Welin, Swedish inventor and industrialist
  • Axel Scheffler, German illustrator and animator based in London
  • Axel Danielsson, Swedish socialist agitator, journalist and writer
  • Axel Gustaf Gyllenkrok, baron, zoology collector and philanthropist
  • Axel Hägerström, Swedish philosopher
  • Axel Petersson Döderhultarn, on a photo from c
  • Axel Boëthius, scholar and archaeologist of Etruscan culture
  • Axel Axgil,
  • Axel Vogt, {{Citation
  • Axel Gudbrand Blytt, Norwegian professor, botanist and geologist
  • Axel Kahn, French scientist and geneticist
  • Axel Heiberg Stang, Norwegian landowner and forester
  • Axel Berg, German politician and member of the SPD
  • Axel Holmström, Swedish anarchist
  • Axel W. Persson, Swedish archaeologist
  • Axel Petersen, Danish athlete
  • Axel Andersson, Swedish athlete
  • Axel Lesser, former East German cross country skier
  • Axel Lindahl, Swedish photographer notable for his early photography of Norwegian landscapes
  • Axel Fischer, German politician
  • Axel Erlandson, Swedish American farmer
  • Axel Miller, Belgian businessman
  • Axel Wachtmeister, Count of Mälsåker, Swedish count and field marshal
  • Axel Aabrink, Danish painter
  • Axel Nielsen, Danish astronomer at the Ole Rømer Observatory
  • Axel Gustav Adlercreutz, Swedish politician, civil servant
  • Axel Darvik, Swedish Liberal People's Party politician
  • Axel Noack, German former race walker
  • Axel Olof Freudenthal, Swedish-speaking Finnish philologist and politician
  • Axel Sjöblom, Swedish gymnast
  • Axel Runström, Swedish water polo player and diver
  • Axel Thue, Norwegian mathematician,
  • Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Swedish mineralogist and chemist
  • Axel Honneth, professor of philosophy at both the University of Frankfurt and Columbia University
  • Axel Firsoff, FRAS was known principally as an amateur astronomer
  • Axel Ullrich, German cancer researcher and has been the director of the molecular biology department at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
  • Axel Cleeremans, Research Director with the National Fund for Scientific Research and a professor of cognitive science with the Department of Psychology of the Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Axel Oxenstierna, Swedish statesman
  • Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish count, Marshal of the Realm of Sweden, a General of Horse in the Royal Swedish Army
  • Axel Merckx, Belgian former professional road bicycle racer and the son of five-time Tour de France champion Eddy Merckx
  • Axel Stordahl, American arranger
  • Axel Springer, German journalist and the founder and owner of the Axel Springer SE publishing company
  • Axel Jacob Petersson, Swedish-Norwegian structural engineer and inventor


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Instituto Nacional de Estadística,
  5. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  6. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  7. Office fédéral de la statistique,
  8. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  9. SCB- Statistikmyndigheten,
  10. NSW Government,
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