Meaning: Father of Peace Origin: Swedish English
The meaning of the name Axl is “Father of Peace”. It is also spelled Axel, or more commonly in Scandinavian countries, Aksel. There is also a French feminine variation – Axelle, and modern English – Axie.
This name is a diminutive of the Hebrew name Absalom – who in the Bible was the striking, yet rebellious son of King David, who attempted to overthrow his father and steal his concubines.
To me Axl sounds very masculine, and because of the association of the word axle, it evokes images of a mechanically minded man with a love of cars and machinery. I also love the nickname Ax. Another very strong name with lumberjack-ish imagery.
This name was made famous by Guns N’ Roses frontman, Axl Rose.