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.
Pronunciation: (AHKS ale) Form of:Absalom Celebrity Names & Famous real-life people:
Axl Rose, lead singer of the famous rock band Guns n' Roses.
Considering Axel as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Axel for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Axel is a boy name.
The name Axel is of German origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially Danish speaking countries, Dutch speaking countries, English speaking countries, Norwegian speaking countries, Swedish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Axel we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Axel Name Meaning
The meaning of Axel has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Axel are:
Hebrew Meaning: God the Father is Peace
Ancient Greek meaning: Defender of Men
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Axel and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Axel and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Axel is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Axel Categories
The name Axel is in the following categories: Danish Names, German Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Axel. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Axel, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Axel
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Axel displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Axel Boy Name Popularity Chart
Axel Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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