See Kusaila for the 7th-century Beber leader.Aksel is a masculine name, used predominantly throughout Scandinavia, a variant of Axel. The name is also an old Amazigh name. It has seen more and more popularity in region of North Africa in recent times. The name originally means leopard in Amazigh languages. It was held by the Amazigh King Aksel, known as Caecilius in Latin, who ruled over the Kingdom of Altava in the 7th century.