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Meaning and name origin

Asher \a-sher\ as a boy's name is pronounced ASH-er. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Asher is "happy". Biblical: Asher, the eighth son of Jacob, was blessed with abundance. Brought into English use by the Puritans.


Asher has 2 variant forms: Ash and Asser.

For more information, see also the related boy name Ashur.

There is 1 feminine form of Asher: Ashra.


Asher is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2742 out of 88799, Top 3%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Asher for boys. Asher reached its highest rank of #93 in the U.S. in 2014 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Asher name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Asher is also pronounced similarly to Osher and Usher. Other suggested similar baby names are Acer and Ashe. Like Asher, these names are not commonly used.