Meaning and Origin of: Axe

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old German : Father of peace

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : evidently a metonymic occupational name for a woodman. A further possible origin is from the French place name element Ax (etymologically identical to Aix), from Latin aquis (dative or ablative plural) ‘near the waters’, denoting a spa.
  • In some cases perhaps an altered form of German Axt.
  • A George Axe is recorded in VA in 1679.