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What does Ax mean?

Ax Pronunciation of Ax [ax] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Ax means "father is peace". Ax is an alternate spelling of Axel (Hebrew): Scandinavian transcription of Absalom.

Associated with: peace.


Ax has 1 variant: Axe.

4 more related forms via Axel: Axell, Axil, Axill and Axl.

Creative forms:
(male) Aar, At, ..

(female) Aal, Axi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ax Carlton (A.C.), ..

How popular is Ax?

Ax is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#53782 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Ax (not in Top 2000) are Axel (#123 a year ago) and Axl (#761). Adoption of these relations of Ax was at its apex in 2015 (adoption of 0.2%). Axel and Axl are two of the more chic baby names in this compilation. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Axel, Axl in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Axel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ab, Ad, Al and Am. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ax.

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