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Ranked #1407


Gender: Boy. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #386).

What does the name "Axel" mean?

Axel (Scandinavian): My father is peace

The name "Axel" is of Scandinavian origin and it means "My father is peace". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 3 other names that are similar to this one.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

X is for Xanadu, your place of paradise.

E is for elegant, born within you.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

Your name in reverse order is "Lexa". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Laxe". How do you pronounce that?

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How popular is the name "Axel" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Axel? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,929 babies born with the name Axel in the United States. That's more than enough Axels to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 16 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Axel" was in 2011 with a total of 3,035 babies. (That's a lot of baby Axels)

According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Axel" ranks #83 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 45 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 2011. Across the entire United States a total of 3,045 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Axel popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Axel in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Axel

Axel Daeseleire

Axel was born in 1968.


Axel Merckx

Axel Merckx is a cyclist. Axel was born in 1972 in Uccle, Belgium.


Axel Devries

Axel was born in 1974.


Past life for Axel born Aug 19, 1942

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 1100. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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