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Pronunciation

æksəl

Origin

German, Scandinavian

Meaning

This Scandinavian export enjoys status as a classic boy’s name in Sweden and Norway. Neighbors in Denmark spell it Aksel, while the Finnish favor the more elaborate variant Akseli. The French are big fans too, especially of the female version Axelle. The vowel-less Axl is floating around on baby-name lists too, which just goes to show that you’re free to play with spelling options!

Rank in the year 2015

Axel was ranked #216 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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