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What does Asa mean?

Asa Pronunciation of Asa [asa] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Asa) is pronounced AY-sah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Asa is "doctor, healer". Biblical: name of the third king of Judah, who reigned for forty years. Made popular by the Puritans in the 17th century.

Associated with: biblical, king, popular (famous), puritans, 17th century.


Asa has 1 variant: Ase.

Creative forms:
(male) Aiasa, Asan, ..

(female) Aa, Asat, ..

Middle name pairings:
Asa Markell (A.M.), ..

How popular is Asa?

Asa is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1133 out of 1220, Top 93%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#46083 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Asa reached its top rank of #222 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #531. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Asa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Asa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Asa is pronounced similarly to Acee, Acey, Acie, Asaya, Esau, Isa, Isaia, Isais, Isiah, Issy and Osei. Other recommended names are Ara, Asad, Asaf, Ash and Ava. These names tend to be less commonly used than Asa.

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