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What does Asher mean?

Asher Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: happy, biblical, blessed, puritans.


Asher has 2 variants: Ash and Asser.

Affiliated boy name: Ashur.

1 feminine form: Ashra.

Creative forms:
(male) Ashri, Ashrow, ..

(female) Ashel, Asheri, ..

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)

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

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Asher, Ash in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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