What does Asher mean?
Asher [ash-er] as a boys' 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.
Affiliated boy name: Ashur.
1 feminine form: Ashra.Creative forms:
(male) Ashrow, ..
(female) Ashel, .. Middle name pairings:
Asher Giuseppe (A.G.), ..
How popular is Asher?
Asher is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#2611 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Asher reached its top rank of #83 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent alternative form of Asher (#83 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000 is Ash (#1614 in recent rankings). These relations of Asher were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (median #848). Asher is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation.
Asher▲ is pronounced similarly to Osher and Usher. Other suggested similar names are Abeer, Abner, Acer, Adler, Ahern, Alger, Alter, Ameer▲, Amer, Ammer, Ancher, Ander, Anker, Archer▲, Arther▼, Asael, Asahel, Ase, Aseem, Asen, Ashbel, Ashbey, Ashby, Ashe, Ashely, Ashlen, Ashley▼, Ashli, Ashly (see Ashley), Asiel, Askel, Aspen, Asshe, Avner, Aymer, Fisher▲, Osier, Osker, Ussher and Uther. These names tend to be more commonly used than Asher.See names in meaning and etymology.