Axel \ax-xel\ as a boy's name is pronounced AX-el. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Axel is "father is peace". Scandinavian variant of Absalom. Rock celebrity Axl Rose.
Axel has 7 variant forms: Aksel, Ax, Axe, Axell, Axil, Axill and Axl.
For more information, see also the related name Avshalom.