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Origin: Old English
Meaning: Protruding Cliff

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Nash

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

A few facts about the boy's name Nash:

  • Records indicate that 4,356 boys in the United States have been named Nash since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 496 people in the U.S. were given the name Nash. Those people are now 8 years old.

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      48 Positive Comments

  • "My brother's name is Nash and I love it! It is so unique and awesome since my name is Maddie, a super common girl's name. He is the only Nash in his class and I think in the town. Hopefully, he won't come across someone else with the name" May. 15, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAME IS NASH AND I AM A GIRL. YESSSS SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE FEMALE NASHS" Feb. 22, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 9 year old son is named Nash. Born in 2006, his sister picked his name after a boy in her class. My daughter is 16 and the older Nash is still around. His dad is a middle school PE teacher and helps coach several teams at middle school level and our local HS football team." May. 9, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Nash and most comments I have gotten are that it is a cool name for a girl." Sep. 22, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Nash Gregory (he is 16 months) - after Nash Bridges. Everyone who hears his name say how cool it is. Like others have said, the name fits him well." Sep. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Nash Harland....everyone we have ever met thought it was a great name. Harland is his great grandfather's name. I wanted it to be his first name but then we decided not to and I'm glad we didn't. His name suits him perfectly." May. 15, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Nash Mason. He's 3 years old (: I am in love with his name lol!" Sep. 29, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am going to name my new horse Nash... he's a Tennessee Walking Horse. :*)" May. 1, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Now that's a cool spunky name, Nash , makes me think surfer dude or mr cool kind of guy. I like it :)" Apr. 30, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name Nash we are calling our baby too be Nash James soooooo cool x" Apr. 26, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's middle name is Nash after his father's middle name. I think it's short for Ignacio or Ignatius." Mar. 13, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 3 month old is Nash Jay, i wanted something unusual but not made up, i was worried about the reactions we would get upon telling people his name however everyone loves it, we get comments on it all the time about it, I just hope it stays unpopular as I would hate it to become common. Nash's mumma ;)" Jan. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had a baby on November 29th 2012, I was blessed with a beautiful baby boy who goes by the name Nash Jordan Havens...I love that it's different and unique which is hard to find in boy names now days. Fits him perfectly <3" Dec. 23, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am due in March with my second boy and Nash is a name that is on our short list. After reading so many positive comments about it, my husband and I are sure this is the name we should go with." Nov. 30, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Nash in 1990, he is now 22 and really likes his name, it is unique." Nov. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nash Powell Meeker. I love my name. It's different, but at the same time it sounds comfortable and common, a good one syllable word. I feel rare yet not excluded in the name game. I would definitely recommend it, from a first hand point of view." Sep. 2, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter called her new son Nash Fisher Echlin. He is adorable as is his name. She came across the name while attending a funeral. They were pondering with different names but nothing appealed to them, untill coming across the name Nash on an old tombstone while walking through the cemetery. To all you out there with the name Nash I wish you all a long and happy life filled with joy and beauty. From Nash's Nanny." May. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name. The only one we know with this name. So unique. Always receive compliments on it. Our daughter is Scarlett." Apr. 25, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Nash William and born on 90210 9-2-10... My mom came up w/ it on her way to valdosta GA to see my best friend/brother, Nash stands for my nickname from my 3 sisters and their 1st letters of their name, so... (N)eenee, (A)llie, (S)arah, (H)aley and then William for my bff... So I'm guessin at some point he'll be called Nashwill" Apr. 1, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nash Devin B. And I love my name I've never met anyone with the name nash. I'm 14 and people at school sometimes call me Nashua or nashedpotatoes but they mean no harm and ik that. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one." Mar. 7, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 27 and named Nash. I'm in Australia and have brittish blood. I used to hate my name, but it has grown on me over the years. I thought I was the only one. I've never met another! Go all you Nash's out there!" Feb. 28, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son was born may 19 2011 and i knew as soon as i was prenant his name was gonna be Nash Robert and everyone loves it!" Feb. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son's name is Nash, he is almost 18mo old. I knew someone in college with the name and it came to me when searching for baby names. My husband loved it instantly! Nash O'Neil H." Nov. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named nash started out as the n for Nicholas the a for Allen the s for Scott and the h for our last name we just decided to put the initials together and call him nash...we all all love it and he thinks its cool because other people in our small town are naming their kids nash" Aug. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm twenty-two, and was named "Nash" after Graham Nash from CSN&Y. the name is just magic. i've loved it my entire life. no one has my name, save a few people i've met over the years. i love the meaning, the history, and hell, i LOVE the band." Aug. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "im a girl and my name is nash my mom named me after her BEST friend she always told me that he was just ALWAYS there for her when she needed him so thats how i got my name that i just LOVE LOVE LOVE and almost everyone that i meet all say the same thing about my name they say its so cool and very cute so boy or girl its a great name." Aug. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Nash. He is 10. Everyone says it's cool. I hate common names, Michael, Ethan, Jacob, Kyle, John, etc... My son loves his name." Apr. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son's name is Nash, and the first thing everyone says when they hear it is "wow, that's cool!". He's got such a funny, quirky personality, and I think his name definitely suits that." Apr. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am due soon with my fourth child, a little boy, we are naming Nash. My husband wanted Nashville and I said "no" So he said "what about just Nash?" I didn't even know it was an actual name until I looked it up! I love the name, short, simple, but very uncommon and I know it will fit him perfectly. People have commented on how "cool" it is without being weird or unusual. I think it fits well with his sister and brothers names too-Phynix, David and Broedy!" Apr. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My maiden name is Nash, we had decided upon Nash as a middle name for our second son due in June. However, lately I am liking it or his first name. Others seem to like it too." Jan. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our son after our fathers so his name is Nash after my father. I always loved the name and everyone we run ito loves it too. It is truly a unique name with a lot of character!!! (= we love names with character our daughter's name is Skye (=" Dec. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am part of a set of twins, and my mother was looking for a name that sounded good with Naomi. Nash and Naomi seemed to fit perfectly. I've always loved my first name. I wouldn't trade it for the world." Oct. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Second post. I did find a nice hubcap from a Nash rambler, traded a fishing rod for it. Old chrome with red letters, it hangs on my sons wall, a bit of a classic find considering his name actually." Jun. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husbands name is Nash Colton and I love it, if we have a lil boy that will prob be his name too:)" Jun. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Me and my husband thought our Nash was an original name. Lol! I was pregnant with twins in 1999 and the Dr and nurses kept calling our babies baby A and baby B, and I said we must think of names quick. So I wanted different names as ours are John and Mary. Boring. So my husband thought of nashville. So he said what about Nash. Our son loves his name and so does his sister Skye!" Mar. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Once we met our little guy August 30, 2007 we knew Nash was the perfect name. He is full of life, smart, has a sarcastic sense of humor, oh so loving and rules the house. He especially likes to boss his 15 year old brother Levi around. Nash is a great name and very unique. It is definitely easy for his preschool friends to pronounce as well." Jan. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I really struggled with a boys name until we came across the name Nash. While the grandparents were a bit unsure they now love it. Its a very cool name and not one you hear very often. NASH ROCKS" Jan. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Nash. It is a name that is great for a strong, independent type. He is very spirited and it seems the name fits him perfectly." Oct. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Nash after John Nash the mathematician. You may remember the movie with Russell Crowe called 'A Beautiful Mind'. Also, Crosby, Stills and Nash. I love my little Nashy! He is great! The name fits him well. The monster Nash! He is 4 now, I hope the name doesn't get too least he won't be 1 of 4 in the class with the same name." Aug. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Almost 25 years ago my husband and I settled on the name "Nash" for our unborn child should we have a son. In 1985, Nash Ian was born to us. It is a great name and is very much liked by everyone who hears it. "Cool" is the word almost everyone uses when they hear it for the first time. It is very masculine, unique, and uncommon. It suits the strong individual that describes our son." Aug. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my unborn son Nash...well that is if we have a boy!! My husband refuses to use a middle name that starts with an A( NAD would be the initals). So I'm stuck on the middle name." Aug. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My two year old is named Nash. I think its strong and unique. Different, but not too different..." Aug. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Nash. I love that it is short, easy to spell and pronounce, and yet is still not popular at all. I did not want him to be Jacob W. his entire school life. I think it works very well for my son. Everyone comments on how cool it sounds and how easy it is. So far the only person who still doesn't like it is my sister who calls him Charlie (his middle name is Alan, lol). I also like that it can be associated with mathematician and economist John Nash, musician Graham Nash, and many sports stars so it is versatile in inspiration as well." Jul. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had my first little baby boy, and he's a huge eyed, ginger looker - Nash fits him PERFECTLY *^-^* It's definately a name for someone who's going places. And barely anyone's got it for a first name in England, not for much longer methinks!" Jul. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are going to call our baby boy Nashua - but he will get Nash for short :) it sounds like a strong boy's name." Mar. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my son Nash when we have him in August!! I think it is unique but not too different." Mar. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nash is our son's name, and we think it very appropriate as a first name." Feb. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "While I was abroad, I discovered that folks would find it difficult to pronounce my first name. I therefore adopted the name Nash, and soon it was a hit with my pals at college and work too! It's great because it helped me to bridge the differences one usually encounters when two great cultures meet. Touchwood! Nash India" May. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      16 Neutral Comments

  • "My sons name is Nash. He was born in 2000. He loves his name. He has always been the only one at his school with his name." Nov. 11, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name Nkombe just mailing from Tanzania, i just come across the name Nash hence interested with it, its my plan for ma unborn to be named so in the sense that it sounds Great, short and very unique!" Nov. 3, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 50 and my name is Nash after my grandpa. I am a Black man and for where I live this is unusual!" Apr. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our Nash is the only one around our area. he was born in 2001 and my husband like to Watch "Nash Bridge" on TV and that is how we came up with the nash. Nicknames he has are Nash Man and Nasher. Our other son is Noah so we have Nash and Noah." Sep. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hope to name my son Nash since it is my maiden name. My family thinks it is so cool that he will carry on the family name in some way. We look forward to having baby Nash Holman in the next 8 months!!" Aug. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 93 and my names Nash why aren't I on this chart?!" Jul. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Nash because it was different. He is and has always been the only Nash at school. His name is Nash Austin" Jul. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am curious what middle names you are using with Nash. We are having a baby in November and have always wanted this name." Jun. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son nash this september. We love it and it suits him well. We named him after the Nash rambler car though. We saw it in a car magazine while i was in the hospital waiting to deliver" Nov. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "People love it. It's the coolest name ever... oh and happens to be my son's name as well." Mar. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My one year old son's name is Nash. Many people have commented on how cool the name sounds, but it's not too unusual. If you're after a nice, strong one syllable name for a boy but you want something more unique than Sam, Tom, Ben, Jack etc then Nash is a great name. Lisa Martin" Dec. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is called Nash. It is a great name and it suits him so well. He is such a cool kid." May. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 5 month old nephew is called Nash. At first we were a bit unsure but have since got used to it. Mum says it sounds strong." Feb. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our last name is "Nash". We often get mail to "____ Mash"... or "____Nish".... or "Mish" due to people hearing it incorrectly. Now, finally, we have learned to say, "Nash- as in NASHville". It helps. :o)" Aug. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband wants it and I was wondering how many others like it." Jul. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Nash before his birth in 1990, came to me while I was thinking up names. Never saw the name as a first name before. Mark Pettaway" Jan. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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