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What does Axel mean?

Axel Pronunciation of Axel as a boys' name is pronounced AX-el. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Axel is "father is peace". Scandinavian variant of Absalom. Singer Axl Rose.


ASSOCIATED WITH peace, scandinavian, rose (flower)


VARIANTS Aksel, Ax, Axe, Axell, Axil, Axill, Axl

SEE ALSO Avshalom




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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 #94 in the U.S. in 2018. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Axel name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Aksel (#1025 VIA LATEST LIST), Axell (#1948) and Axl (#741) are the prominent alternative forms of Axel (#94). Usage of these forms of Axel is well-received today (MEDIAN #952). Axel is more familiar than the rest, though Aksel has grown popular as well over time.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abdel, Abe, Abel, Abele, Abey, Abiel, Abyel, Ace, Acee, Acel, Acey, Adael, Adal, Ade, Adeel, Adel, Adem, Aden, Adil, Aed, Airel, Akil, Al, Alec, Alek, Alem, Alen, Alex, Amal, Amed, Amel, Amer, Ames, Amiel, Amil, Amyel, Anael, Angel, Anjel, Ansel, Anwel, Ardel, Arek, Arel, Ares, Ariel, Arnel, Aryel, Asael, Ase, Asen, Asiel, Askel, Atef, Aurel, Ave, Avel, Aviel, Avrel, Avyel, Buel, Cael, Dael, Del, Edel, Gael, Jael, Joel, Kael, Niel, Noel, Ruel, Udel, Yael and Yoel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Axel.

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