Yiddish variation of Asher or English surname from French
"blessed; doorkeeper"

Usher Origin and Meaning

The name Usher is a boy's name of English origin meaning "blessed; doorkeeper".

Strongly associated with the mega-popular single-named singer, who was actually the fourth Usher Raymond in his family. He could start a fad.

The Yiddish variation of Usher is commonly used in the Hasidic community.

Famous People Named Usher

  • Usher Terry Raymond IVAmerican singer
  • Usher Terry "Cinco" Raymond Vson of American singer Usher

Usher in Pop Culture

  • Usher de Graycharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Usher Halla concert hall in Edinburgh, opened in 1914. It was built with funds endowed by Andrew Usher (1826,98), a Scottish whisky distiller.
  • 'The Fall of the House of Usher' (1839)a Gothic romance by Edgar Allan Poe describing the extinction of the last of the Usher line, the etiolated Roderick Usher and his equally wan twin Madeline, who is buried alive and returns from the grave to carry off her brother to his death

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