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Gender: M Meaning of Nash: "by the ash tree" Origin of Nash: English Nash's Popularity in 2014: #364

Nash is an English surname whose sound puts it right in step with currently trendy names like Cash, Dash and Ash. It first came to prominence via TV character Nash Bridges, portrayed by Don Johnson in the late nineties, and also via mathematician John Nash, played by Russell Crowe in the acclaimed film A Beautiful Mind.

Nash first entered the popularity list in 1997, and is now at Number 364.

As a surname, Nash has been associated with witty poet Ogden (born Frederic Ogden), auto manufacturer Charles, maker of the defunct brand, and rock musician Graham, of Crosby, Stills and Nash—as well as Clarence "Ducky" Nash, the voice of Donald Duck. Iron Chef Cat Cora named her son Nash Lemuel.

Famous People Named Nash

Nash Overstreet, American musician; brother of Chord
Nash Edgerton, Australian film director and stuntman
Nash Chambers, Australian musician and producer
Hamilton Nash "Nash" Grier, Vine Personality
John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Kate Nash, British Singer

Pop Culture References for the name Nash

"Nash Bridges," American TV police drama
Crosby, Stills, and Nash, music/singing trio
"Nash," character in "Fire" by Kristin Cashore
Sounds like Gnash, as in gnashing your teeth.
Nashville, Tennessee
Nash, character from TV series "House"
Katz "Nash" McShane character in "The Safe Lands" by Jill Williamson
Nash, Tyrannosaurus Rex in Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur"
Nash Hudson, character in "Soul Screamers" novels