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Gender: Male Meaning of Usher: "doorkeeper" Origin of Usher: English from French

The name Usher is a boy's name of English origin meaning "doorkeeper". Usher and is often added to lists like Musician Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "AAAAAAAA, BBBBBBBB, CCCCCCCC, Octuplets Name Game".

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Strongly associated with the mega-popular single-named singer, who was actually the fourth Usher Raymond in his family. He could start a fad.

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Famous People Named Usher

Usher Terry Raymond IV, American singer
Usher Terry "Cinco" Raymond V, son of American singer Usher

Pop Culture References for the name Usher

Usher de Gray, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Usher Hall, a concert hall in Edinburgh, opened in 1914. It was built with funds endowed by Andrew Usher (1826-98), a Scottish whisky distiller.
'The Fall of the House of Usher' (1839), a Gothic romance by Edgar Allan Poe describing the extinction of the last of the Usher line, the etiolated Roderick Usher and his equally wan twin Madeline, who is buried alive and returns from the grave to carry off her brother to his death