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By Olivia Musembi Senior Content Writer
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 17 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Scandinavian

Meaning: Father of Peace

Pronunciation: AK-suhl, /ˈæksəl/, AE K S AH L

Popularity Rank: #997

On this page:

  • 1. Axel Meaning
  • 2. Axel Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Axel
  • 4. Translations of Axel
  • 5. Axel Name Popularity
  • 6. Axel popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Axel
  • 8. Nicknames for Axel
  • 9. Axel Name Poster
  • 10. Names similar to Axel

Axel Meaning

Derived from the Old Norse name Ásleikr, which is composed of the elements meaning 'god' and 'play'. In modern times, the name is often associated with strength and power.

Axel also means "Father of Peace, Man of Peace, Powerful and divine, symbolizes strength.".

Axel is commonly found in France, Mexico, Germany, and 88 more countries.

Axel Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: AK-suhl

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈæksəl/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: AE K S AH L

AE: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Axel

Axel Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Axel is recorded 64,722 times globally, ranking it as the 997th most common name worldwide.

Axel is most prevalent in France, with 20,279 occurrences, making it the 179th most popular name in the country.

In Germany, the name Axel is found among 1 in every 53 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Axel Popularity by Country

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France#1791 : 64
Mexico#1971 : 84
Germany#1701 : 53
United States of America#1,0571 : 435
Argentina#1991 : 94
Chile#4221 : 267
Peru#5401 : 432
Belgium#2801 : 136
Guatemala#1251 : 122
Italy#1,5951 : 859
Sweden#1791 : 78
Spain#1,1041 : 666
Uruguay#3041 : 136
Colombia#1,7851 : 1,474
Bolivia#5541 : 426
Costa Rica#3811 : 205
Netherlands#1,1471 : 566
Switzerland#6761 : 487
Algeria#3,0311 : 3,748
Panama#6651 : 656
Finland#5541 : 407
Cameroon#9671 : 1,582
United Kingdom#3,0931 : 2,184
Canada#2,1701 : 1,634
Saudi Arabia#13,0461 : 16,815
Norway#4561 : 524
Austria#8701 : 727
Denmark#5091 : 578
Mauritius#7841 : 937
Singapore#2,8401 : 4,956
Puerto Rico#1911 : 245
Ecuador#4531 : 596
Brazil#6,1741 : 9,224
South Africa#13,0121 : 29,682
Malaysia#12,3551 : 25,520
Philippines#1,4671 : 3,153
Morocco#10,3751 : 14,040
Russia#5,7721 : 5,730
United Arab Emirates#10,2781 : 16,585
Poland#1,1791 : 1,344
Portugal#2,0141 : 3,034
Egypt#33,0981 : 49,870
Luxembourg#6391 : 806
Tunisia#8,3971 : 12,706
Hong Kong#5,6851 : 9,866
Iceland#1441 : 196
Kuwait#9,0431 : 16,687
Namibia#1,4151 : 3,962
Qatar#8,8821 : 16,374
Ireland#3,1641 : 4,041
Turkey#22,8881 : 45,498
Iran#6,4231 : 8,388
Libya#12,6201 : 28,643

List of countries the name Axel is rarely found

Axel popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Axel from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Axel

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  • Axel Albert Lindström
    Axel Albert Lindström is a Botanist from Sweden.
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  • Axel Alm is a Singer from Sweden.
  • Axel Almfelt is a Architect from Sweden.
  • Axel Alonso is a Writer from US.
  • Axel Amundsen is a Engineer from Norway.
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  • Axel Andersen is a Gymnast from Denmark.
  • Axel Andersen is a Pedagog from Norway.
  • Axel Andersen Byrval is a Football from Denmark.
  • Axel Anderson is a Actor from Germany.
  • Axel Anderson is a Artist from Sweden.
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  • Axel Andersson (född 1933)
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  • Axel Andersson (skulptör)
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  • Axel Andersson i Kroken is a Politician from Sweden.
  • Axel Andrae is a Bassoonist from Germany.
  • Axel Andreasen is a Songwriter from Denmark.
  • Axel Andree is a Author from Germany.
  • Axel Andrésson
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  • Axel Andén
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  • Axel Anklam is a Artist from Germany.
  • Axel Anthon Bjørnbo
    Axel Anthon Bjørnbo is a Mathematician from Denmark.
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  • Axel Arvid Raab is a Singer from Sweden.
  • Axel Asker is a Politician from Sweden.

Nicknames for Axel

Ax, El, Axe Man, Ax Master, Axelicious, Ax Attack, Axplorer, Ax-treme, Axinator, Axadelic

Axel Name Poster

Axel Name Poster

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