Names.org
Popularity
27k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Axel

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: My father is peace
  • #1407 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
< 1k Axelle (French)

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



Click Here to Show Chart Data
YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
188016016
188114014
188212012
188312012
188416016
188516016
188625025
188718018
188816016
188918018
189016016
189117017
189213013
189323023
189410010
189520020
189615015
189717017
189820020
189914014
190011011
1901606
1902808
190310010
1904606
1905808
190612012
190711011
1908606
1909808
191012012
191111011
191227027
191321021
191425025
191549049
191649049
191736036
191840040
191921021
192027027
192141041
192223023
192324024
192422022
192533033
192613013
192723023
1928606
192920020
193015015
1931808
193210010
1934808
193515015
193611011
1937808
1938606
1939808
1940505
1941909
1942909
194312012
1944808
1945808
1946707
1947909
1948505
1949909
195014014
1951707
195211011
1955606
1956909
195819019
195919019
196013013
196118018
196215015
196312012
196415015
196515015
196614014
196713013
196823023
196930030
197032032
197119019
197216016
197320020
197418018
197517017
197626026
197724024
197820020
197929029
198026026
198125025
198225025
198329029
198437037
198536036
198656056
198749049
198847047
19891140114
19901310131
19911510151
19921350135
19931240124
19941330133
19951450145
19961610161
19971700170
19981920192
19991910191
20007320732
20011,27751,272
20029188910
20038060806
20049435938
20051,05591,046
20061,13201,132
20071,206111,195
20081,26381,255
20091,329111,318
20101,97771,970
20113,045103,035
20122,47402,474
20132,42852,423
20142,78692,777

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 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Axel" ranks #87 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 30 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of 2,428 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 able, for you surely are.

X is for Xanadu, your place of paradise.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

L is for love, everlasting.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

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 west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Axel

Axel Daeseleire

Axel was born in 1968.

Popularity:

Axel Merckx

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

Popularity:

Axel Devries

Axel was born in 1974.

Popularity:

Past life for Axel born Jan 11, 1977

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 Poland approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

Name poster for Axel

Name poster for Axel(click to save the high quality version)

Here's something for you to ponder on...

What Does My Name Mean? - Have you wondered at one time or another what does my name mean? Knowing the meaning of your name can make you feel more amenable to your name than before.

Names Searched Right Now

< 1k Frenando
< 1k Aulik
< 1k Mandin
184k Leo
12k Kaley
596k Emma
< 1k Gran
< 1k Emara
< 1k Khalise
< 1k Nivedh
< 1k Shamol
< 1k Rehpotsirhc
< 1k Gransky
334k Kathy
< 1k Marilda
< 1k Ashelyn