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Who Is The Most Famous Axel Or Axl In The World?

Updated January 20, 2021 379 votes 31 voters 12.6k views37 items

List RulesVote up all of the Axels and Axls you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Axel or Axl can you think of? The famous Axels below have many different professions, including notable actors named Axel, famous musicians named Axel, and even athletes named Axel.

Axl Rose is certainly one of the most famous Axls on this list. One of the famous singers named Axl, he is best known as the front man of Guns N' Roses. He also served as the touring vocalist for AC/DC.

Another of the famous people with the first name Axel is Axel Rudi Pell. He is a guitar player. He was a member of Steeler before launching a successful solo career.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Axel? Just add them to the list!

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    Axl Rose

    1962-02-06

    BirthplaceLafayette, Fairfield Township, Indiana, United States of America

    GenderMale

    W. Axl Rose (born February 6, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and musician. He is the lead vocalist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, and has also been the band's sole...  more

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    Axel Rudi Pell

    1960-06-27

    BirthplaceWattenscheid, Germany

    GenderMale

    Axel Rudi Pell (born 27 June 1960) is a German heavy metal guitar player who currently works as a lead guitarist for an unnamed backing band he founded as a solo work. He started off with the band...  more
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    Axel Alonso () is an American comic book creator and former journalist, best known as the former Editor-in-Chief at Marvel Comics, a role which he held from January 2011 until November 2017. Alonso...  more
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    Axle Whitehead

    1980-12-16

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    GenderMale

    Axle Whitehead (16 December 1980 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian TV host, singer, musician, and actor. He was a host on Video Hits. In 2008, he released his first studio album Losing Sleep...  more
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    Axel Ritt

    1965-03-13

    BirthplaceCologne, Germany

    GenderMale

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    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    GenderMale

    Axel Zwingenberger (born 7 May 1955) is a German blues and boogie-woogie pianist and songwriter....  more
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    Axel Corti

    1933-05-07

    BirthplaceParis, France

    GenderMale

    Axel Corti (born Axel Fuhrmanns; 7 May 1933 – 29 December 1993) was an Austrian screenwriter, film director and radio host....  more
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    Axel Cadier

    1906-09-13

    BirthplaceVarberg, Sweden

    GenderMale

    Axel Vilhelm Teodor Cadier (13 September 1906 – 29 October 1974) was a Swedish wrestler. He competed in Greco-Roman events at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics and won a bronze and a gold medal,...  more
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    GenderMale

    Axl Jack Duhamel is the son of Fergie and Josh Duhamel....  more
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    Axel

    1977-01-01

    BirthplaceRafael Calzada, Argentina

    GenderMale

    Axel Fernando Witteveen (born 1 January 1977), commonly known as Axel, is an Argentine singer and songwriter....  more
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    Axel Axgil

    1915-04-03

    BirthplaceDenmark

    Axel Axgil (3 April 1915 – 29 October 2011) and Eigil Axgil (24 April 1922 – 22 September 1995) were Danish gay activists and a longtime couple. They were the first gay couple to enter into a...  more
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    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    GenderMale

    Hans Axel von Fersen ([hɑːns ˈaksɛl fɔn ˈfæʂːɛn], known as Axel de Fersen in France; 4 September 1755 – 20 June 1810) was a Swedish count, Marshal of the Realm of Sweden, a General of Horse in the...  more
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    Axel Merckx

    1972-08-08

    BirthplaceUccle, Belgium

    GenderMale

    Axel Eddy Lucien Jonkheer Merckx (born 8 August 1972) is a Belgian former professional road bicycle racer and the son of five-time Tour de France champion Eddy Merckx. He is currently the team...  more
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    BirthplaceUppsala, Sweden

    GenderMale

    Axel Gustafsson Oxenstierna af Södermöre (Swedish: [ˈaksɛl ²ʊksɛnˌɧæːɳa] (listen); 1583–1654), Count of Södermöre, was a Swedish statesman. He became a member of the Swedish Privy Council in 1609 and...  more
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    Axel Witsel

    1989-01-12

    BirthplaceLiège, Belgium

    GenderMale

    Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel (born 12 January 1989) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for German club Borussia Dortmund. During his play for the Belgium national team, he came into...  more
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    Axel A. Weber

    1957-03-08

    BirthplaceKusel, Germany

    GenderMale

    Axel Alfred Weber (born 8 March 1957) is a German economist, professor, and banker. He is currently a board member and chairman of Swiss investment bank and financial services company, UBS Group...  more
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    Axel Hägerström

    1868-09-06

    BirthplaceAneby Municipality, Sweden

    GenderMale

    Axel Anders Theodor Hägerström (6 September 1868, Vireda – 7 July 1939, Uppsala) was a Swedish philosopher. Born in Vireda, Jönköping County, Sweden, he was the son of a Church of Sweden pastor. As...  more
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    Axel von Fersen the Elder

    1719-04-05

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    GenderMale

    Count Fredrik Axel von Fersen (5 April 1719 – 24 April 1794) was a Swedish statesman and soldier. He served as Lord Marshal of the Riksdag of the Estates, and although he worked closely with King...  more
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    Axel T. Brunger

    1956-11-25

    BirthplaceLeipzig, Germany

    GenderMale

    Axel T. Brunger (born November 25, 1956) is a German American biophysicist. He is Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and Neurology, of Photon Science and, by courtesy, of Structural...  more
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    Axel Anderberg

    1860-11-27

    BirthplaceKristianstad, Sweden

    GenderMale

    Axel Johan Anderberg was a Swedish architect active from the 1880s to the early 1930s. During his early career he built several theatres, working mostly in a mix of neo-baroque and art nouveau, while...  more
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    Axel Hervelle

    1983-05-12

    BirthplaceLiège, Belgium

    GenderMale

    Axel Marie Gustave Hervelle (born 12 May 1983) is a Belgian professional basketball player who plays for Proximus Spirou. He also represents the senior Belgian national basketball team. He is a 2.08...  more
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    Axel Jensen

    1932-02-12

    BirthplaceTrondheim, Norway

    GenderMale

    Axel Buchardt Jensen (12 February 1932 – 13 February 2003) was a Norwegian author. From 1957 until 2002, he published both fiction and non-fiction texts which include novels, poems, essays, a...  more
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    Axel Milberg

    1956-08-01

    BirthplaceKiel, Germany

    GenderMale

    Axel Milberg is an actor and voice actor....  more
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    Axel Teichmann

    1979-07-14

    BirthplaceSaalburg-Ebersdorf, Germany

    GenderMale

    Axel Teichmann (born 14 July 1979 in Ebersdorf, today Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Thuringia) is a retired German cross-country skier....  more
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    Axel Kruse

    1967-09-28

    BirthplaceWolgast, Germany

    GenderMale

    Axel Kruse (born 28 September 1967) is a former German association football and American football player. Kruse was born in Wolgast, East Germany and played for several Bundesliga football clubs....  more