"by the ash tree"

Nash Origin and Meaning

The name Nash is a boy's name of English origin meaning "by the ash tree".

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 popular names list in 1997.

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. Teenage dreamboat Nash Grier was one of the first celebrities to gain fame on social media platform Vine.

# 259 in the US

Nash Rank in US Top 1000

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Nash Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Nash Popularity

Famous People Named Nash

  • Nash OverstreetAmerican musician; brother of Chord
  • Nash EdgertonAustralian film director and stuntman
  • Nash ChambersAustralian musician and producer
  • Nash CandelariaMexican,American novelist
  • (Theophilus) Nash BuckinghamAmerican author and conservationist
  • (Hamilton) Nash GrierAmerican Viner
  • (Aeign Zackrey) Nash Victoriano AguasFilipino actor
  • Nash McNichol (b. 1998)son of actor Jimmy McNichol
  • Nash Puntoson of baseball player Nick Punto
  • Nash Harrison Longoriason of baseball player Evan Longoria
  • Nash Boswellson of soccer player Bobby Boswell
  • Nash Conklin (b. 2008)son ice hockey player Ty Conklin
  • Nash Rigby (b. 2009)son of actress Rachel Blakely and stuntman Sean Rigby
  • Nash Lemuel Cora (b. 2009)son of TV chef Cat Cora
  • Nash Skan Miller (b. 2015)son of skier Bode Miller
  • Ogden NashAmerican poet
  • John Forbes Nash Jr.American mathematician, the subject of "A Beautiful Mind"
  • Graham NashEnglish musician of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nas
  • Nash Grier (b. 1997)social media star

Nash in Pop Culture

  • "Nash Bridges" American TV police drama
  • "Nash" character in "Fire" by Kristin Cashore
  • "Nash" minor character in the anime and manga series Black Clover
  • Nashcharacter from TV series "House"
  • Katz "Nash" McShane character in "The Safe Lands" by Jill Williamson
  • NashTyrannosaurus Rex in Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur"
  • Nash Hudsoncharacter in "Soul Screamers" novels
  • Nash Metropolitan Russobaby on TV's "Blossom"
  • NashvilleTennessee, USA