Name Axel Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Axel


Axel is a ♂ boy’s name.

Origin of the name Axel

Axel is a short form of Alexander, but as well a German and Scandinavian form of the Hebrew name Absalom (אַבְשָׁלוֹם).

What is the meaning of the name Axel?

Axel means “my father is peace” (from Hebrew “‘áv/אָב” = father + “shalom/שָׁלוֹם” = peace) and “defending men”, “defender of men”, “defender of the people” or “protector of men” (from ancient Greek “aléxein/ἀλέξειν” = to defend/protect + “anēr/ἀνήρ” = man).

Pronunciation of Axel

Variants of the name Axel

Aksel Axell

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Popularity of the name Axel

The name Axel is ranked #1098 overall.

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