Vernacular form of Absalom.
-  Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 20269 males with the given name Aksel (compared to 15 602 named Axel) have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.
- A male given name
- son of Aksel: Akselsson
- daughter of Aksel: Akselsdóttir