Names.org
Popularity
30k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Axel

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: My father is peace
  • #1338 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
< 1k Axelle (French)

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 14 0 14
1882 12 0 12
1883 12 0 12
1884 16 0 16
1885 16 0 16
1886 25 0 25
1887 18 0 18
1888 16 0 16
1889 18 0 18
1890 16 0 16
1891 17 0 17
1892 13 0 13
1893 23 0 23
1894 10 0 10
1895 20 0 20
1896 15 0 15
1897 17 0 17
1898 20 0 20
1899 14 0 14
1900 11 0 11
1901 6 0 6
1902 8 0 8
1903 10 0 10
1904 6 0 6
1905 8 0 8
1906 12 0 12
1907 11 0 11
1908 6 0 6
1909 8 0 8
1910 12 0 12
1911 11 0 11
1912 27 0 27
1913 21 0 21
1914 25 0 25
1915 49 0 49
1916 49 0 49
1917 36 0 36
1918 40 0 40
1919 21 0 21
1920 27 0 27
1921 41 0 41
1922 23 0 23
1923 24 0 24
1924 22 0 22
1925 33 0 33
1926 13 0 13
1927 23 0 23
1928 6 0 6
1929 20 0 20
1930 15 0 15
1931 8 0 8
1932 10 0 10
1934 8 0 8
1935 15 0 15
1936 11 0 11
1937 8 0 8
1938 6 0 6
1939 8 0 8
1940 5 0 5
1941 9 0 9
1942 9 0 9
1943 12 0 12
1944 8 0 8
1945 8 0 8
1946 7 0 7
1947 9 0 9
1948 5 0 5
1949 9 0 9
1950 14 0 14
1951 7 0 7
1952 11 0 11
1955 6 0 6
1956 9 0 9
1958 19 0 19
1959 19 0 19
1960 13 0 13
1961 18 0 18
1962 15 0 15
1963 12 0 12
1964 15 0 15
1965 15 0 15
1966 14 0 14
1967 12 0 12
1968 23 0 23
1969 30 0 30
1970 32 0 32
1971 19 0 19
1972 16 0 16
1973 20 0 20
1974 18 0 18
1975 17 0 17
1976 26 0 26
1977 24 0 24
1978 20 0 20
1979 29 0 29
1980 26 0 26
1981 25 0 25
1982 25 0 25
1983 29 0 29
1984 37 0 37
1985 36 0 36
1986 56 0 56
1987 49 0 49
1988 47 0 47
1989 114 0 114
1990 131 0 131
1991 151 0 151
1992 135 0 135
1993 124 0 124
1994 133 0 133
1995 145 0 145
1996 161 0 161
1997 170 0 170
1998 192 0 192
1999 191 0 191
2000 732 0 732
2001 1,277 5 1,272
2002 918 8 910
2003 807 0 807
2004 943 5 938
2005 1,055 9 1,046
2006 1,132 0 1,132
2007 1,206 11 1,195
2008 1,263 8 1,255
2009 1,329 11 1,318
2010 1,977 7 1,970
2011 3,045 10 3,035
2012 2,474 0 2,474
2013 2,430 5 2,425
2014 2,803 10 2,793
2015 3,241 12 3,229

Want to know about the popularity of the Axel baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30,189 babies born with the name Axel in the United States. That's more than enough Axels to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 16 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Axel" was in 2015 with a total of 3,229 babies. (That's a lot of baby Axels)

According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Axel" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 25 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of 2,803 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

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 one of the most popular Wyoming names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Axel" mean? The list below shows the origins of Axel as well as things modernly associated with the name Axel such as celebrities named Axel.

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Axel

The name "Axel" is of Scandinavian origin, and it means "My father is peace". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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:

Other Inspirations for the Name Axel

Axel F
Axel Rosered
Axel Witsel
Axel Kingdom Hearts
Axel Springer
Axel Lee

Alternative Meanings

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

X is for Xanadu, your place of paradise.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

L is for little, the little things you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Lexa". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Xlea". 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.

Past life for Axel born Aug 3, 1973

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central England approximately on 1150. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Name poster for Axel

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

Most Popular Names

Also see our other name lists.

Names Searched Right Now

< 1k Akaisha
< 1k Aleha
< 1k Jorvin
< 1k Ye
< 1k Oceian
< 1k Vernicia
2k Finis
< 1k Braisen
< 1k Enkh
< 1k Muffinmaid
< 1k Molemo
290k Dawn