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Gender: Male Meaning of Axl: "father of peace" Origin of Axl: Variation of Axel, Scandinavian version of Absalom Axl's Popularity in 2017: #716

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.

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Famous People Named Axl

Axl Rose, American musician
Axl Jack Duhamel, son of Fergie and Josh Duhamel

Pop Culture References for the name Axl

Axl Heck, character in the U.S. sitcom "The Middle"
Axl Johnson, aka Odin, from the TV series "The Almighty Johnsons"
"Hi Axl! Where's Axl?"


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.