Axel

November 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
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).

WRITERS:
– Axel Jensen (1932-2003), Norwegian author.
– Axel Munthe (1857-1949), Swedish author, physician, and psychiatrist.

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