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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.

Associated with: happy, biblical, blessed, puritans


Asher has 2 variants: Ash and Asser.

Affiliated boy name: Ashur.

Asher has 1 feminine form: Ashra.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Aiasher, Ashrow, ..

(female) Asherai, Asheri, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Asher for boys. Asher reached its top rank of #93 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Asher name 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.