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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Axen mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Axen

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  • A submission from Canada says the name Axen means "Strength".
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International Interest
  1. (Britain dialectal) Ashes.

axen was also found in the following language(s): Middle English and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Axen

Alexander Axén is an athlete for the Örebro SK, Rynninge IK, and BK Forward. Alexander was born on October 15th, 1970 in Örebro.


Martin was born on April 1st, 1973.


Gunilla Axén is a soccer player for the Sweden women's national football team. Gunilla was born on October 27th, 1966 in Eskilstuna.


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International Interest for Axen

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Axen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Axen U.S.
  White 76.85% 64.26%
  African American 14.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Axen

People with the last name Axen are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Axen

  • How Popular is the name Axen? As a last name Axen was the 151,532nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Axen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Axen is Tuesday, July 1st, 1913.
  • How unique is the name Axen? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Axen. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Axen: Your name in reverse order is Nexa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aenx. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Axen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 108 people with the last name Axen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Axen? Axen is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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