Axel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish Aksel, first used for the bishop and statesman Absalon Hvide (1128-1201), from biblical Absalom. Some sources suggest that the bishop was originally named Áskell, from Old Norse "god" + "cauldron, helmet", and Absalon was chosen as the nearest-sounding Christian equivalent, leading to the exchange of the middle consonants.

Proper noun[edit]

Axel

  1. A male given name in quiet use since the 19th century.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Axel

  1. A male given name, a spelling variant of Aksel.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 15 602 males with the given name Axel (compared to 20 269 named Aksel) have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1900s decade. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Axel m

  1. A male given name of Danish origin.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Axel

  1. A male given name of Danish origin.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Axel

  1. A male given name of Danish origin, more often spelled Aksel.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Danish Aksel, Axel. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1371.

Proper noun[edit]

Axel

  1. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 56 075 males with the given name Axel (compared to 1 446 named Aksel) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.