Gender: Male Meaning of Nash: "by the ash tree" Origin of Nash: English Nash's Popularity in 2019: #253

Nash Origin and Meaning

The name Nash is a boy's name of English origin meaning "by the ash tree".

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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Rank in US: #253

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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??