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Gender: Male Meaning of Nash: "by the ash tree" Origin of Nash: English Nash's Popularity in 2017: #283

The name Nash is a boy's name of English origin meaning "by the ash tree". Nash is ranked #283 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Nash is an English surname whose sound puts it right in step with currently trendy names like Cash, Dash and Ash. It first came to prominence via TV character Nash Bridges, portrayed by Don Johnson in the late nineties, and also via mathematician John Nash, played by Russell Crowe in the acclaimed film A Beautiful Mind.

Nash first entered the popular names list in 1997.

As a surname, Nash has been associated with witty poet Ogden (born Frederic Ogden), auto manufacturer Charles, maker of the defunct brand, and rock musician Graham, of Crosby, Stills and Nash—as well as Clarence "Ducky" Nash, the voice of Donald Duck. Iron Chef Cat Cora named her son Nash Lemuel. Teenage dreamboat Nash Grier was one of the first celebrities to gain fame on social media platform Vine.

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Famous People Named Nash

Nash Overstreet, American musician; brother of Chord
Nash Edgerton, Australian film director and stuntman
Nash Chambers, Australian musician and producer
Nash Candelaria, Mexican-American novelist
(Theophilus) Nash Buckingham, American author and conservationist
(Hamilton) Nash Grier, American Viner
(Aeign Zackrey) Nash Victoriano Aguas, Filipino actor
Nash McNichol (b. 1998), son of actor Jimmy McNichol
Nash Punto, son of baseball player Nick Punto
Nash Harrison Longoria, son of baseball player Evan Longoria
Nash Boswell, son of soccer player Bobby Boswell
Nash Conklin (b. 2008), son ice hockey player Ty Conklin
Nash Rigby (b. 2009), son of actress Rachel Blakely and stuntman Sean Rigby
Nash Lemuel Cora (b. 2009), son of TV chef Cat Cora
Nash Skan Miller (b. 2015), son of skier Bode Miller
Ogden Nash, American poet
John Forbes Nash Jr., American mathematician, the subject of "A Beautiful Mind"
Graham Nash, English musician of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nas
Nash Grier (b. 1997), social media star

Pop Culture References for the name Nash

"Nash Bridges," American TV police drama
"Nash," character in "Fire" by Kristin Cashore
Nash, character from TV series "House"
Katz "Nash" McShane character in "The Safe Lands" by Jill Williamson
Nash, Tyrannosaurus Rex in Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur"
Nash Hudson, character in "Soul Screamers" novels
Nash Metropolitan Russo, baby on TV's "Blossom"
Nashville, Tennessee, USA


Miri Says:


I just don't like it.

Yessica Says:


Grier ruined it

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This just makes me think of gnash, as in gnashing the teeth,

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Two things pop into my mind.
1) Nashville
2) a feminine variation of the name Tash

ahilyar81 Says:


Thanks :)

caroblaise Says:


I love it!!

ahilyar81 Says:


Loving Truman Nash...thoughts??