What does Axel mean?
Related boy name: Avshalom.
1 feminine form: Axelle.Creative forms:
(male) Atel, Axley, ..
(female) Axela, Axlia, .. Middle name pairings:
Axel Andy (A.A.), ..
How popular is Axel?
Axel is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#34038 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Axel reached its top position of #123 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Aksel (#1356 via latest list) and Axl (#761) are the prominent alternative forms of Axel (#123 via latest list). Adoption of these forms of Axel is well-received today (median #746). Axel is more familiar than the rest, though Axl has grown popular as well over time.
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