November 6, 2014 § Leave a comment
Danish version of “Absalom”, from the Hebrew, meaning “my father is peace”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Acke, Aksel, Akseli, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Axel Kronborg, one of Thea’s rambunctious younger brothers in The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather (written in 1915 and set in the 1890s).
– Axel Jensen (1932-2003), Norwegian author.
– Axel Munthe (1857-1949), Swedish author, physician, and psychiatrist.