Axel - Meaning of Axel
[ 2 syll. a-xel, ax-el ] The baby boy name Axel is pronounced as AH-KS-eyL- †. Axel is an English, German, and Scandinavian name of Old Greek and Hebrew origin. Biblical name: The name was introduced by Scandinavian immigrants into the USA. It became popular, chiefly in the USA, due to the fame of the rock star Axl Rose (1962-).
In addition, Axel is a variant of the name Absalom (English and Hebrew) in the English, German, and Scandinavian languages.
Axel is also a variant of the name Alexander (Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, and Slavic) in the German language.
The name Axelle (French) is the female form of Axel. Aksel (Scandinavian), Akseli (Finnish), Ax, Axe, Axell (English), Axil, Axill, Axle, and Axyl are variants of Axel. Variant forms share the origin and meaning of Axel. Acke (Scandinavian contraction) and Axl (English variant spelling) are other forms of Axel.
Axel is unusual as a baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as fairly trendy. Its usage peaked modestly in 2011 with 0.150% of baby boys being given the name Axel. It ranked at #132 then. The baby name has since experienced a marked loss in popularity, and is today of irregular use. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Axel, Alexander was the most frequently used in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Axel: AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"