Gender: Male Meaning of Axl: "father of peace" Origin of Axl: Variation of Axel, Scandinavian version of Absalom Axl's Popularity in 2019: #679

Axl Origin and Meaning

The name Axl is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "father of peace".

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.

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Rank in US: #679

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SafinaNoelle Says:


Well Axl renamed himself Axl Rose, its an anagram for oral sex so I don't think it would make a good name for a baby lmao. I would use Axel.

jan11th Says:


Can't seem to decide on wether or not I like Axel or Axl more....

TrailingTiana Says:


I do like the name, but according to rock folklore, Axl wasn't created by dropping the "e." "Axl Rose" is an anagram...

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I think it looks more complete with an e. I prefer that spelling.

Sweekune Says:


I personally prefer the spelling Axel, but it is a lovely Germanic-sounding name. Any Guns & Roses fan should consider it.