Axel

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Old Swedish and younger form of Axeln [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Related Names

See Axelen

Patronyms

  • Old Swedish: Axelson (♂), Axelsson (♂) [8]
  • Swedish: Axelsson (♂), Axelsån (♂, 17th century [9]), Axelsdotter (♀)
  • Norwegian: Axelsen (♂), Axelson (♂), Axelsson (♂) [10]
  • Icelandic: Axelsson (♂), Axelsdóttir (♀)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Axel
Genitive: Axels
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Axel
Accusative: Axel
Dative: Axeli
Genitive: Axels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Axel
Genitive: Axelin
Partitive: Axelia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Axel
Accusative: Axel
Dative: Axel
Genitive: Axels
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Axel
Genitive: Axels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Axel
Genitive: Axels

Name Days

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

23 March

Sweden Sweden

16 June

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

  • Sweden: 1885-1899 and 1910-1919 and 2000-? [5]

Namesakes

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[11]
3 4 18381 58483
Denmark Denmark[12]
0 n.a. 2367 n.a
Norway Norway[13]
4 n.a. 1671 n.a
Finland Finland[14]
0 0 n.a 6410
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Axel(m) Sources: [11][12][13][14]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Axel(m) Sources: [15]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Axel(m)

Sources: [11] [12] [13] [14]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  7. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  8. Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  9. Kartsamlingar at Riksarkivet (as of January 2015), http://riksarkivet.se
  10. Olav Veka: Norsk etternamnleksikon (2001)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. details see Name Statistic tables