A names, Hebrew, Kin/Family, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Axel is the Danish form of Absalom, a Hebrew male name meaning “father of peace”, as well as being a Scandinavian, Dutch, and German surname derived from the given name. As a Dutch and Belgian surname, it derives as a habitational name for someone who came from a place called Aksel.

Origin: Hebrew



  • Aksel (Danish, Norwegian)
  • Akseli (Finnish)
  • Axl (English)
  • Absalom (Hebrew)
  • Abessalom (Biblical Greek)
  • ‘Avshalom (Biblical Hebrew)
  • Absalon (Norwegian, Polish)
  • Absolon (French)
  • Apsolon (Medieval English)
  • Abselon (Medieval English)


Female forms:

  • Axelle (French)


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