|Word/Name||short/corrupt form of Ásleikr|
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Axel is a Scandinavian (Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) and German male given name, which is also used in parts of the English-speaking world. Its origin is ultimately Hebrew, as it is a Germanized version of Absalom. A French feminine form is Axelle. In Denmark and Norway the spelling form Aksel is more common.
People called Axel 
- The Danish archbishop Absalon (1128–1201) is also known as Axel of Lund.
- Axel Oxenstierna (1583–1654) Swedish statesman
- Prince Axel of Denmark (1888–1964)
- Axel Wilhelm Eriksson (1846–1901), Swedish trader and settler in south west Africa
- Axel Munthe (1857–1949), Swedish physician and psychiatrist
- Axel Paulsen (1855–1938), Norwegian skater
- Axel Springer (1912–1985), German publisher
- Aksel Hennie (born 1975), Norwegian actor
- Aksel Lund Svindal, Norwegian alpine ski racer
As a surname 
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