Axel (name)

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Gender male
Word/name short/corrupt form of Ásleikr

Axel is a Scandinavian (Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian & Swedish) 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.[1][2]

People called Axel[edit]

As a surname[edit]

Axel also appears as a Jewish surname in the United States, e.g.

See also:

  • Curtis Axel (born 1979), ring name of American professional wrestler Joe Hennig


Axelrod, surname common in Jewish households


  1. ^ "Hvor mange hedder... - Danmarks Statistik". Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  2. ^ Jørgen Ouren (2013-01-23). "Navn - SSB". Retrieved 2013-10-21. 

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