US Popularity:131
Other Origin(s):Scandinavian, German, Dutch, Hebrew
Meaning:Father of peace
The boy's name Axel will no doubt be familiar to Guns N' Roses fans, though this version takes an alternative spelling. Axel is an Icelandic name meaning "father of peace." Axel, which also has origins in Scandinavia, Denmark, and Germany, is derived from the biblical Hebrew name Absalom. Whether he goes on to become a famous rock star or not, one thing is for sure: baby Axel will certainly take center stage in any doting parent's life!

Famous People Named Axel

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  • Axel Blake
  • Axel Witsel
    Soccer Player
  • Richard Axel

Axel Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Axel is currently #102 on The Bump
Boy:Axel is currently #32 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Axel is currently #131 in U.S. births
Boy:Axel is currently #51 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 5
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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