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Gender: M Meaning of Asher: "fortunate, blessed, happy one" Origin of Asher: Hebrew Asher's Popularity in 2013: #104

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Asher -- an excellent, soft and sensitive Old Testament choice -- is definitely on the rise, climbing almost one hundred places in the last five years, and a nameberry biblical favorite. Asher's ascent is especially amazing given that it took a hundred-year hiatus from the Top 1000, from the 1890s until reappearing in the 1990s. And now Asher is close to breaking into the Top 100.

In the Bible, Asher was one of Jacob's twelve sons who gave their names to the tribes of Israel.

Asher has been chosen for their sons by TV newswoman Campbell Brown and actress Embeth Davidtz. Its image was somewhat rejuvenated by an appearance as a character on "Gossip Girl," and the rapper Asher Roth.

The novel My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok is the story of a New York Hasidic Jewish boy with artistic aspirations.

Oh--and another plus for Asher: the handsome diminutive Ash.

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Famous People Named Asher

Asher, son of Jacob in the book of Genesis in the Bible
Asher Brook, American actor
Asher Allen, American football player
Asher Benjamin, American architect
Asher Keddie, Australian actress
Asher Roth, American rapper
Asher Brown Durand, American painter
Asher Dylan, son of American actress Embeth Davidtz

Pop Culture References for the Name Asher

Prince Asher, character in Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
Asher, brief character on Gossip Girl
Asher, character in Lois Lowry's The Giver
Title character in Chaim Potok's novel My Name is Asher Lev

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