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Åkesson is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Elner Åkesson (1890–1962), Swedish cinematographer
  • Fredrik Åkesson, Swedish heavy metal guitarist
  • Jimmie Åkesson (born 1979), the leader of Swedish nationalist political party, the Sweden Democrats
  • Joel Åkesson (born 1991), a Swedish professional ice hockey player
  • Lena Åkesson (born 1967), former world-class female professional boxer in the late 1990s
  • Patric Åkesson (born 1985), Swedish badminton player whol currently resides in his birth city of Varberg
  • Ralf Åkesson (born 1961), Swedish chess grandmaster
  • Sonja Åkesson (1926–1977), Swedish writer, poet and artist from Buttle, a settlement on the Swedish island of Gotland
  • Stefan Åkesson, Swedish Pro freestyle skateboarder, actor and web designer
  • Sven-Harry Åkesson (born 1940), automobile designer from Sweden
  • Vagn Ákason, Norseman of the late 10th century, mentioned in the Jómsvíkinga saga

See also[edit]

  • Clas Åkesson Tott (1530–1590), military Field Marshal (1572) and member of the Privy Council of Sweden (1575)