Meaning and Origin of: Axel

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old German : Father of peace
  • Swedish : Divine source of life

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Scandinavian, Dutch, and North German : from the personal name Apsel, Danish and North German vernacular form of the Biblical name Absolom. As a Scandinavian surname it is a shortened form of the patronymic forms Axelsson or Axelsen.
  • Belgian and Dutch : habitational name for someone from either of two places, Aksel in East Flanders or Axel in Zeeland.

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