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What does Usher mean?

Usher Pronunciation of Usher [ush-er] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Usher is "river mouth". Also a doorkeeper. Also an Anglicized form of an Irish place name Ussery or Ossory. Literary: a famous Edgar Allan Poe tale is titled "The Fall of the House of Usher". Musician Usher Raymond.

Associated with: river, irish (gaelic), famous, house.


Usher has 1 variant: Ussher.

Creative forms:
(male) Usheri, Ushur, ..

(female) Usheri, Ushura, ..

Middle name pairings:
Usher Henri (U.H.), ..

How popular is Usher?

Usher is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#4572 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Usher has not been listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Usher is pronounced similarly to Asher, Ashur and Osher. Other recommended names are Asser, Fisher, Osier, Osker, Ulmer, Umber, Umer and Uther. Like Usher, these names are not commonly used.

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