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Gender: F Meaning of Asha: "hope; life" Origin of Asha: Sanskrit; Swahili

Asha is an Indian name that comes from the Sanskrit word for hope or desire, but it is also a Swahili name derived from Aisha, meaning life. Since the ascendance of Ashley through the 1980s and 90s, all baby names Ash-related have been used in the U.S. for both girls and boys, from Ashlyn to Ashby, Ashton to Asher. Despite its exotic roots, Asha is part of this group. Asha is finding new life through its Game of Thrones connections.

Famous People Named Asha

Asha Leo, BBC Presenter
Asha Daniels, American designer & contestant on "Under the Gunn"
Asha Bhosle, Indian singer
Asha Parekh, Indian Bollywood actress

Pop Culture References for the name Asha

Asha Greyjoy, character in the "Game of Thrones" book series, "A Song of Ice and Fire."
"Brimful of Asha", song by Cornershop
Nokia Asha, mobile phone