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Asher Meaning


What does Asher mean?

The name Asher is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Asher is "happy, blessed".

Asher is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced A-sher.

The Given Name Asher

In the Old Testament, Asher is the name of one of Jacob's sons by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and thereby one of the names of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

It derives from "and Leah said happy am I for the daughters will call me blessed".

Asher falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Asher Keddie.

Asher Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 47 in baby name popularity for boys with 6,802 occurrences. It ranked 2,548 in baby name popularity for girls with 68 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 59 in baby name popularity for boys with 6,030 occurrences. It ranked 2,218 in baby name popularity for girls with 85 occurrences.

View the Asher Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Asher has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Asher to other names.

Asher Related Names

Variants of the name Asher include Osher.

The name Anshel is a form of Asher.

Famous Ashers

  • Asher ~ Biblical Character (Gen. 30:13)
  • Asher Keddie ~ Actress

Asher Numerology

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Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Asher.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Asher Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Asher in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Asher.

Just for fun, see the name Asher in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Asher in Nautical Flags page.