Axel

Axel - A very unique male name



  May 18,2022      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Axel appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #891. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Axel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Axel? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Axel. The baby boy name Axel was given to 2,444 baby boys in 2012, ranking #162 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 671 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Axel peaked in popularity 11 years ago in 2011 on position 137.



Famous with this name

Axel Arenas
Axel Auriant-Blot
Axel Darna


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Axel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Axel is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #88 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #460.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Axel is where you live.


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Axel origin and meaning

Axel is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Axel, pop culture references for the name Axel and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Axel

We've found the following names that sound similar to Axel, sorted by popularity.

Ashley / Azael / Akhil / Akil / Asael / Aksel / Aziel / Axl / Aquil / Asiel /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012162
2011137
2010188
2009264
2008272
2007288
2006295
2005314
2004324
2003345
2002316
2001257
2000367
1999803
1998794
1997871
1996873
1995899
1994911
1993907
1992904
1991838
1990907
19891028
19881872
19871814
19861060
19851973
19841417
19832056
19821856
19811791
19801599
19791663
19761804
19741691
19731494
19721784
19711578
19701215
19691288
19681469
19651373
19641588
19631563
19611503
19251549
19231490
19211285
19181630
19171311
19161015
1915828
1912891

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas88
Nevada107
California108
Arizona115
Colorado124
New Jersey130
Illinois131
New Mexico132
Oklahoma134
District of Columbia135
North Carolina144
Georgia145
Idaho149
Minnesota155
Washington156
Kansas164
Nebraska166
Arkansas168
Tennessee180
New York180
Oregon185
Wisconsin189
Maryland194
Florida204
Delaware209
Utah217
South Carolina221
Connecticut226
Alaska230
Kentucky236
Michigan241
Virginia245
Iowa246
Mississippi254
Alabama258
West Virginia269
South Dakota270
Massachusetts273
Indiana295
Pennsylvania298
Ohio334
Missouri359
Louisiana460

Even more about Axel


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Axel a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Axel?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2011
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Axel
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 671
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +2,444

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