Boy Names baby name Axel

What does the name Axel mean?

The different meanings of the name Axel are:
  • Hebrew Meaning: God the Father is Peace
  • Ancient Greek meaning: Defender of Men
The meaning of the name “Axel” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.

Additional information: The name Axel is a variation of Alexander (in German language used in Dutch , English, Slavic and Hungarian speaking countries) and of Absalom or Avshalom (in English, Scandinavian and German language used in English and Hebrew speaking countries).

The name Axel was introduced to the United States by Scandinavian immigrants and became popular thanks to the rock star Axl Rose.
The name Axel is not so popular nowadays. It ranked at position no.132 in 2011 in US but in Sweden it was the 8th most popular baby name in 2006.