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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Happy

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Asher

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Asher in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Asher:

  • Records indicate that 22,381 boys in the United States have been named Asher since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 3,514 people in the U.S. were given the name Asher. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Asher

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      18 Positive Comments

  • "I named my son Asher back in 1984. I had only read the name in books and hadn't ever met anyone with the name. It wasn't a popular like now." Oct. 30, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Asher! Love the meaning, but don't love that it is becoming popular..." Nov. 30, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We agreed to name our baby boy Asher after choosing a few other preliminary names. We love the meaning of Asher (happy, blessed) and feel like it fits him very well as a strong, caring, and unique individual. My last name is uncommon and often mispronounced, so we also like that Asher is easy to pronounce and flows well with the rest of his name. For anyone who says this name is hard to pronounce, you probably don't understand English very well. We love our choice and hope that he loves it, too." May. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in March, and we named him Asher. I had never heard the name before until searching online for baby names. We really love the name and it seems to fit. He is a good baby and handsome too." Apr. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Asher means blessed or happy... Great name for our son!" Nov. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Asher and I'm so glad I have this name as not many guys are called Asher." Sep. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It seems like a name you wouldn't expect people to get messed up in pronunciation, but whenever I say my name, they're like "What? Ashton? Ashley?" But I love the name Asher and it's my favorite male name so I think it suits me." Jun. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Asher because of the meaning and origin. We did not know anyone by this name and liked that it was unique. Asher was born in 1999 and since then we have heard of several other Ashers. We still love the name and our happy and blessed boy!" May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little guys name is Asher, hes 10 months old and a little goofball!! I had only heard of it one other time but now it is getting more popular. I LOVE the name and get lots of compliments on it as well." Jan. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name but wouldn't like it to be shortened to Ash....." Nov. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Asher. It is a beautiful and strong biblical name. If you are strong about the meaning of names, then you cannot pick a better than that means happy and blessed. Asher was one of the 12 tribes of Israel." Jul. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it! Our son is now 4 years old...his name is unique, simple, and masculine. For a nickname we call him Ash." Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name and he is a very happy and blessed 18mth old!" Mar. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a strong, good name, not very common, and with a very acceptable meaning." Dec. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Asher came from the Bible, it is found in numerous verses such as Genesis 30:13 and Numbers 1:40-41. It means "happy" in it's original form." Oct. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name and he lives up to its meaning. Nobody ever had a problem pronouncing or spelling it and we always get compliments on how wonderful the name is." Apr. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Asher and he is the happiest baby ever!!" Mar. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my son's name...he wears it well. people are very courious to where it came from. i have only heard of one other asher." Dec. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Could be my future grandson's name. Hard to pronounce, I keep mixing it up with Archer or Austin. Sounds like a reindeer (have siblings named Dasher and Dancer!) It's a harsh sounding name and doesn't sound like its meaning. I think its a flash in the pan name." Jun. 18, 2013: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Asher. Although it is traditionally a male name, I am a female and rarely meet people with the same name. However, I love not only my name, but also all that it represents." Jun. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "The Bible says that Asher was wise and prosperous and blessed with abundance by God." Feb. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Asher, one day i looked up the meaning of my name and found that it was happiness. I told some of my friends the meaning of it and they said it fit me well." Nov. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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