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

Asha Origin and Meaning

The name Asha is a girl's name of Swahili, Hindi, Sanskrit origin meaning "hope; life".

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.

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PrettyLittleThing Says:


How is this name pronounced?

galaxywasted Says:


This is my middle name. I’ve always liked it quite a lot.

ElenaJulia2004 Says:


My friend is called Asha Marina. I think that Marina really fits

inked Says:


Asha Bhosle is a very famous Indian singer for possibly thousands of Bollywood movies.
She is greatly respected and has a beautiful voice. You can easily find her music online. A lovely voice and lovely namesake for a lovely name!

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I really like this name! First comment!