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Gender: Male Meaning of Asher: "fortunate, blessed, happy one" Origin of Asher: Hebrew Asher's Popularity in 2017: #59

The name Asher is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy one". Asher is ranked #59 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Asher -- an excellent, soft and sensitive Old Testament choice -- is a baby boy name on the rise, and is a Nameberry biblical favorite. Asher's ascent is especially amazing given that it took a hundred-year hiatus from the Top 1000, from the 1890s until reappearing in the 1990s. Asher has been in the US Top 100 for several years now.

In the Bible, Asher was one of Jacob's twelve sons who gave their names to the tribes of Israel.

Asher has been chosen for their sons by TV newswoman Campbell Brown and actress Embeth Davidtz. Its image was somewhat rejuvenated by an appearance as a character on Gossip Girl, and the rapper Asher Roth.

The novel My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok is the story of a New York Hasidic Jewish boy with artistic aspirations.

Oh--and another plus for Asher: the handsome diminutive Ash.

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Famous People Named Asher

Asher Monroe (Book), American singer and actor
Asher Robbins, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island
(Randall) Asher Wojciechowski, American baseball pitcher
Asher Allen, American NFL football player
Asher Benjamin, American architect
Asher Paul Roth, American rapper
Asher Dan Grunis, former Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court
Asher Brown Durand, American painter
Asher ben Jehiel, German Talmudist rabbi
Asher Hill, Canadian ice dancer
Asher Angel, American actor
Judd Asher Nelson, American actor
Asher Keddie, Australian actress
Zain Asher Ejiofor, (female) CNN reporter
Asher Antin (b. 2005), son of hairstylist and TV personality Jonathan Antin
Asher Dylan Sloane (b. 2005), son of actress Embeth Davidtz and Jason Sloane
Asher Liam Senor (b. 2009), son of journalists Campbell Brown and Dan Senor
Asher Stonier (b. 2011), son of singer Thea Gilmore and producer Nigel Stonier
Asher Tworetzky (b. 2011), son of journalist Randi Zuckerberg and Brent Tworetzky; nephew of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
Asher James Allman (b. 2013), son of actors Marshall and Jamie Anne Allman; twin of brother Oliver Charles Allman
Asher William Kim (Tae-oh) (b. 2013), son of model and TV personality Ricky Kim
Asher Guarini (b. 2013), son of singer Justin Guarini
Asher Hendrix Boyle (b. 2015), son of actress Lynn Collins and musician Matthew Boyle
Asher Wrigley Siegfried (b. 2016), son of reality TV personality Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried
Asher Kober (b. 2016), son of actor and singer Andrew Kober
Asher James Mooney (b. 2017), son of singer Shay Mooney of duo Dan + Shay
Landon Asher Barker (b. 2003), son of musician Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler

Pop Culture References for the name Asher

Prince Asher, character in "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow" by Jessica Day George
Asher Hornsby, character on TV's "Gossip Girl"
Asher, character in Lois Lowry's "The Giver"
"My Name is Asher Lev," novel by Chaim Potok
Asher, Character in TV movie "Geek Charming"
Asher Millstone, Character on TV's "How To Get Away With Murder"
Asher, Michael's younger brother on TV's "Supernatural"
Asher Fleming, character on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
Asher Gordon, character in Melody Carlson's "Never Been Kissed"
Asher, son of Jacob in the Bible
Ashur, character on TV show Spartacus

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