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Origin and Meaning of Axle

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  1. According to a user from Indiana, U.S., the name Axle is of English origin and means "A good dog".
  2. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Axle is of Yoruba origin and means "Half Dragon".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ax"le
  1. The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
  2. A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.
  3. An axis; as, the sun's axle ."Had from her axle torn The steadfast earth." [Milton.]

Note: ☞ Railway axles are called leading and trailing from their position in the front or in the rear of a car or truck respectively.

Etymology: OE. axel exel, shoulder, AS. eaxl; akin to AS. eax axle, Sw. & Dan. axel shoulder, axle, G. achse axle, achsel shoulder, L. axis axle, Gr. 'a`xwn, Skr. aksha, L. axilla shoulder joint: cf. F. essieu, axle, OF. aissel, fr. dim. of L. axis. √205. Cf. 2d Axis

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A shaft on which a wheel rotates

From Middle English axel, axle, eaxle, from Old English eaxl (“shoulder, armpit”), from Proto-Germanic *ahslō (“shoulder”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱs-l-eh₂, from *h₂eḱs- (“axis, axle”). Cognate with Saterland Frisian acsle (“shoulder”), Dutch oksel (“armpit”), German Achsel (“armpit”), Swedish axel (“shoulder”), Latin axilla (“armpit”), Latin axis (“axle”), Greek άξονας (áxonas, “axle”), Sanskrit अक्ष (ákṣa, “axle”), Sanskrit कक्ष (kakṣá, “room, armpit”), Russian ось (osʹ, “axle”).

  1. (obsolete) Shoulder.

From Middle English axil, in turn a combination of Old English eax and Old Norse öxull.

  1. The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
  2. A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.
  3. (geometry, astronomy, archaic) An axis.
    the Sun's

    axle was also found in the following language(s): Middle English

    Notable Persons Named Axle

    Notable Persons Named Axle

    Axle Whitehead

    Axle Whitehead is an alternative rock actor, singing, and musician. He was most active from 2003 to present. Axle was born Axle Whitehead on December 16th, 1980 in Melbourne.


    Fun Facts about the name Axle

  1. How Popular is the name Axle? Axle is the 10,360th most popular name of all time.
  2. How many people with the first name Axle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,084 babies born with the first name Axle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Axle to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Axle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  4. When was Axle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Axle is Monday, March 2nd, 1885.
  5. What year had the most people named Axle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Axle was in 2019 with a total of 144 babies.
  6. Random Axle Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Axle is not a popular baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Wisconsin have the same name in 2016.
  7. Weird things about the name Axle: The name spelled backwards is Elxa. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Elax. How do you pronounce that?
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