Axel Meaning and Origin

The name Axel is a boy’s name meaning “father of peace” and is of German and Scandinavian origin. Axel is a cognate of the biblical name Absalom, derived from the Hebrew ‘abshālōm. Alternatively, Axel or Aksel may be a medieval form of the Old Norse name Ásketill, from the elements ans “god” and ketill “cauldron”. In Denmark and Norway, the spelling form Aksel is more common. Axel is also an anagram of Alex. Current Popularity: #72.

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