Axel - boys name

Axel name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Axel name meaning:

The name Axel is of Scandinavian origin and has a unique and strong meaning. Derived from the Old Norse name Ásleikr, Axel combines the roots áss, meaning "god," and leikr, meaning "warrior" or "play." Therefore, the name Axel carries the profound meaning of "divine warrior" or "divine play."

This name carries a sense of power and strength, symbolizing a person who possesses both god-like qualities and the spirit of a warrior. It suggests a person who is fearless, brave, and ready to face any challenges that come their way. The name Axel also implies an individual who knows how to balance work and play, acknowledging the importance of both aspects in life.

With the name Axel, parents hope to instill in their child a sense of confidence, determination, and a willingness to embrace both their inner strength and their innate ability to enjoy life's pleasures. It is a name that exudes a sense of character and uniqueness, making it an appealing choice for many parents seeking a strong and distinctive name for their son.

Origin: Hebrew

Divine reward.

Related names

Axel , Ax, Axe, Axell , Axil, Axill, Axl

Other boys names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 138 out of 4789

411 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (186)

Historical popularity of Axel

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