The name Axl is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "father of peace". Axl is ranked #716 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Peace and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".
From the experts:
Guns 'n' Roses musician Axl (born William) Rose created this name by dropping a vowel, a la Barbra Streisand. The traditional Axel is more popular, though celebrity parents Fergie and Josh Duhamel deliberately chose the Axl spelling to honor her rock hero.