Axl - boys name

Axl name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 81%

Axl name meaning:

The name Axl is of Scandinavian origin and is derived from the Old Norse name "Asketill," which means "divine cauldron" or "divine helmet." However, Axl gained popularity due to its association with the American rock band Guns N' Roses' lead vocalist, Axl Rose. The name has taken on a strong and rebellious connotation, often associated with a wild and untamed spirit.

Having a child named Axl can symbolize qualities such as strength, determination, and individuality. The name carries an edgy and rock 'n' roll persona, evoking a sense of rebellion and non-conformity. Parents who choose the name Axl for their son may be emphasizing their desire for him to possess a strong and independent nature, unafraid to challenge the status quo.

It is important to note that the meaning of a name can be subjective and personal, as individuals may interpret and connect with names differently based on their own experiences and cultural backgrounds. Ultimately, the name Axl represents a bold and distinctive choice, embodying a spirit of independence and defiance.

Origin: Scandinavian

Variant of Axel: Father of peace.

Related names

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

Other boys names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 888 out of 4789

34 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Axl

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