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. Axel has its roots in the Scandinavian countries, particularly in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. It gained popularity in these regions during the medieval times and has since spread to other parts of the world. Axel has become a well-loved and widely-used name in various countries across the globe. Its popularity has seen significant growth, especially in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The name’s charm lies in its strong and distinctive sound, and it has been embraced by diverse cultures and languages. Axel is a name that exudes strength, protection, and a sense of heritage. Its Scandinavian origins give it a touch of Norse mythology and history, making it particularly appealing to those with an interest in Viking culture. 

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  • Max
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  • Victor
  • Hugo
  • Elias
  • Luca
  • Damian

 

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