Gender: Male Meaning of Asher: "fortunate, blessed, happy one" Origin of Asher: Hebrew Asher's Popularity in 2018: #47

Asher Origin and Meaning

The name Asher is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy one".

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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Rank in US: #47

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Pop Culture References for the name Asher

Ash, Ashor, Ashur, Asser, Osher


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