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Quick Facts on Asher

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Hebrew
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 104
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Asher

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Asher

Believe it or not, Asher is actually an early Biblical name showing up in Genesis 30:13. In the bible, Jacob’s wife Leah is past childbearing years, so she takes her servant to Jacob. This servant (Zilpah) gives Jacob two sons, Gad and Asher. Upon the birth of the second, Leah exclaims: “Happy am I! For women have called me happy.” So she called his name Asher. Asher comes from the Hebrew word meaning ‘happy’ and has been a fixture within the Jewish naming practices. Outside of the Jewish community, Asher may be a variation of the surname Ashton from the Old English “æsc” (ash tree) signifying a person who lived near an ash tree. In Norse mythology, the first man created by the gods was formed from an ash tree. The Celts, impressed with its massive size, associated the ash tree with power, expansion and scale. But we prefer the “happier” origin of the name Asher.

Popularity of the Name Asher

The name Asher has followed a similar path on the American popularity charts as Ashton. Asher dates back to 1880 since the government first began keeping records of naming trends. However, the name is used sporadically until about 1900 and then disappears completely from the charts. The name returns triumphantly in 1992 and, in almost 20 years, advances over 850 spots on the charts. This is a name to watch out for. Despite its ancient Biblical origins, Asher feels stylishly modern if not a little bit trendy. It also sounds more like a traditional first name vs. a surname when compared to Ashton. Asher is a bright and friendly choice that seems true to its origins – downright happy! And not surprisingly, Asher has already made the Top 100 list in states that score highest on the happy-meter: Utah, Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Vermont, Alaska and Hawaii.
Popularity of the Boy Name Asher
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Asher

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Asher

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Asher

    Asher We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Asher.

  • Popular Songs on Asher

    Popular Songs on Asher

    Asher to Asher - a song by David Bowie

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Asher

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Asher

    Asher and the Capmakers: A Hanukkah Story (Eric A. Kimmel) - On his way to get an egg for his mother the night before Hanukkah, a young boy encounters a group of mischievous fairies who take him on an adventure to Jerusalem. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Asher's Elephant (John Brennan) - Asher's family members hear a mysterious noise and try to find out where the noise came from -- Asher's elephant. The story reinforces reading skills and presents a delightful ending that teaches children good manners. The author developed the story based on a humorous conversation with his son. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Asher

    Famous People Named Asher

    Famous People Named Asher - Asher Allen (football player); Asher Roth (rapper); Asher Benjamin (American architect); Asher Brown Durand (American painter); Asher Welch (soccer player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Asher

    Children of Famous People Named Asher

    Famous People who Named their Child Asher - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Asher.

  • Historic Figures

    Asher - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Asher - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Asher.

Personality of the Boy Name Asher

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Asher

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