- (given name, male) in quiet use since the 19th century.
Etymology: 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 ískell, from "god" + "cauldron, helmet", and Absalon was chosen as the nearest-sounding Christian equivalent, leading to the exchange of the middle consonants.
- French: Axel
- German: Axel
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