Asher Name Meaning

A relative newbie to the Top 1000, Asher has been rising steadily since his arrival. He’s an ancient name with modern appeal, a twist on the Ashton and Ashley trend of the 1970s and 1980s.

A Biblical name, Asher appears as a son of Jacob in the holy texts, going on to start the Tribe of Asher, a group blessed with good looks and fortune. Not too shabby of an association, huh? Less popular that his Biblical buddies Aaron or Noah, Asher is the perfect way to honor your religion without having to worry about popularity.

Asher is a sweet name that fits in with today’s trends. He’s as soft in sound as Liam and Elijah, yet has word name vibes reminiscent of Mason. He also feels like a surname find, right on trend with Jackson or Carter.

Little Asher is gentle as can be, a delicate soul who strives to make others smile. He may do this through acts of kindness or through mischief and comedy, depending on the day. He’s a curious kid who’s always looking for more, a wild imagination leading his way.

Asher is delightful on a little boy, the nickname Ash making him a precious pick. He’s also mature enough to age with ease, never seeming juvenile or incomplete.

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Asher Name Popularity

How popular is the name Asher? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 1,221 10 0.0009%
1923 0 0%
1924 1,480 6 0.0005%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 1,592 5 0.0005%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 1,404 5 0.0005%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 1,369 5 0.0005%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 1,313 6 0.0005%
1944 1,354 5 0.0004%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 1,396 6 0.0003%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 1,473 5 0.0003%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 1,373 7 0.0004%
1960 1,573 5 0.0003%
1961 1,331 8 0.0004%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 1,343 8 0.0005%
1965 0 0%
1966 1,221 10 0.0006%
1967 1,299 7 0.0005%
1968 1,343 8 0.0005%
1969 1,376 8 0.0005%
1970 1,426 8 0.0005%
1971 0 0%
1972 1,317 12 0.0009%
1973 1,515 7 0.0005%
1974 1,401 10 0.0008%
1975 1,289 14 0.0011%
1976 1,363 13 0.001%
1977 1,299 16 0.0012%
1978 1,195 21 0.0016%
1979 1,173 24 0.0017%
1980 1,135 27 0.0018%
1981 1,112 29 0.002%
1982 1,098 31 0.0021%
1983 976 41 0.0028%
1984 1,004 37 0.0025%
1985 1,002 43 0.0028%
1986 985 46 0.003%
1987 1,039 41 0.0027%
1988 1,152 37 0.0024%
1989 1,184 39 0.0024%
1990 1,164 44 0.0027%
1991 1,142 50 0.0031%
1992 1,098 57 0.0036%
1993 970 77 0.0049%
1994 993 75 0.0049%
1995 929 91 0.006%
1996 821 125 0.0083%
1997 730 161 0.0109%
1998 705 187 0.0125%
1999 604 261 0.0174%
2000 578 306 0.02%
2001 530 370 0.0246%
2002 490 432 0.0288%
2003 415 583 0.0383%
2004 335 859 0.0564%
2005 287 1,137 0.0744%
2006 250 1,356 0.0866%
2007 233 1,557 0.0987%
2008 206 1,891 0.1223%
2009 165 2,343 0.1568%
2010 138 2,856 0.1982%
2011 113 3,413 0.2396%
2012 108 3,551 0.2492%
2013 104 3,710 0.2606%
2014 92 4,319 0.2964%
2015 82 5,111 0.3513%
2016 71 5,494 0.381%
2017 59 5,991 0.4292%
2018 47 6,802 0.4951%
2019 43 6,984 0.5159%
2020 32 7,424 0.5833%
2021 25 8,281 0.6774%
2022 20 8,190 0.6208%

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Names Like Asher

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What names are diminutives of Asher?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Asher sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Asher, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender

Of the ash tree


What names are variants of Asher?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Asher.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender

A month of the Islamic calendar


What names sound like Asher?

If you like how Asher sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Asher.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender

Ford by the ashes



Ash meadow



Land of Ash



Ash meadow



Ash tree town






Happiness, good fortune



River mouth


What names are similar to Asher?

Find a name that’s like Asher, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender

High mountain






Whole heart



My God is Yahweh



Brave boar



Happy and lucky



God will exalt



Joined together



From Lucania





Lists With Asher

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Siblings of Asher

Mamas with kids named Asher also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender







Belonging to God



Elf counsel






Noble kind



My father is peace



Bright fame



Who is Like God?



God is gracious



Doctor, healer



Father of light






Olive tree



Oak meadow



Boar meadow



  1. I had a dream of a happy , smiling and laughing baby boy. Asher means happy.

  2. Love the name Asher! He’s our rainbow baby, so the meaning behind it is special to me

  3. I like that it’s not a common name. I came across it as I was reading in Genesis.

  4. Asher means happy!
    Hope it doesn’t get too popular!

  5. My little ash butt

  6. My husband made a note in his Bible that “Asher is a good name,” twelve years to the day before I found out I was pregnant with our son. I had liked Asher for years, but chose not to discuss baby names with my husband until I found out we were expecting. We chose our son’s name, Asher Liam, a few days after the positive test. He fits his name perfectly. He is a very happy boy and brings joy to our family and church family. We still love the name and feel it will grow with him into manhood.

  7. My husband and I wanted to choose a name that meant something positive over his life. Asher means happy or blessed and that’s truly our goal is to give him a happy and blessed life.

  8. My husband and I both agreed that we like this one! We like 2 syllable names that don’t have any possible nicknames. We also liked that Asher means “happy” and “blessed”.

  9. I chosen the name Asher because it means blessed and happy, I’ve been through a lot with this last pregnancy and still trust God will pull him through. I regret nothing about the name and wouldn’t change it for the world. This baby is gonna make a difference in this world?????

  10. We wanted a name that worked well for a Portuguese and Bengali baby and Asher was a nice compromise. I’m a huge fan of alliteration, so that worked well. Also, my name means “happy” in Arabic and Asher means “happy” in Hebrew.

  11. My husband and I couldn’t agree on a name for months. I think we finally settled on one around week 36 of my pregnancy. I discovered his name as a character in a book i was reading and loved the sound of it. I looked up the meaning (happy and blessed) and loved that too. Thankfully hubby liked it too.

  12. In Jewish culture names serve as an aspect of a person’s character. A name can be a blessing…in that every time you say it, it affirms what that name means and you are in essence speaking it over your child. Asher means “happy” and “blessed”…I like the idea that every time I call him by his name, I speak over my son that he will have the joy of the Lord and be blessed.

    • That is so beautiful and I will now think of this each time we say our little one’s name. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Hi, my name is Asher and I love the meaning of my name. I also have a friend named Noah, who I have a huge crush on ?

    But still, people with all types of names are special, we must cherish our youth and life on this planet

  14. We wanted a strong biblical name that was less common. I love that he can be called Ash or Ashy, but don’t love that it’s becoming more of a trendy name. His middle name is Bryan, after his grandpa 🙂

  15. We have a daughter named Joy, and Asher in Hebrew means “happy”. We love the positive meaning and how Leah names her son Asher as a way to express her joy in Genesis 🙂 We think Asher transitions well to adulthood and Ash is a cool nickname

  16. We loved that is was a biblical name but not a super common one!

  17. Asher means joy. Zion (his middle name) refers to the “kingdom of heaven.” After losing our Eden Glory last April, God told us JOY was the word for our next baby.
    Asher is our heavenly joy- our joy from heaven!!

  18. I used to read a vampire series with a werewolf named Asher. My dad was the deciding factor in finally choosing Asher. It’s unique and modern even though it’s an older name found in the Bible.

  19. My husbands name is Fortunato, which means happy, fortunate, blessed. Fortunato, however, is a heavy name to carry. When I was looking at bible names, I found Asher – also meaning happy, fortunate, and blessed. We were able to name Asher after his dad without the burden of the old family name. It was ideal! Our son is now 18 and has always loved his name. It suits him very well. I feel incredibly happy, fortunate and blessed to have both of these men in my life!

  20. We loved that Asher is not all that common and it is a great Bible name!

  21. Liked it

  22. My husband and I chose biblical names for our first two boys and wanted to continue with that theme for our third.
    Asher means “Happy” his middle name is Matthew which means “gift of God”
    We did not know the gender of our baby before the birth, so we had not fully decided on a name yet. Once Asher was born, I looked to my husband and said “I’m so happy he’s finally here!” After we were settled in bed with our new bundle of joy, my husband shared the name meaning of Asher and how well he thought it fit for his birth story. I agreed! We prayed a long time for another child, so he is truly our happy gift of God!

  23. He was a surprise blessing that has brought happiness to our family

  24. It’s because it’s a biblical name. And has the meaning of happy n blessed by God

  25. Asher ulrick Frey MAYER, well his name came from an old Norse name, it was in a viking era. He first name yea u would say ash from ashes, well some of u are correct actually it’s means tree of life. Ulrick means home or where ever feels like that. And lastly Frey means fertility, crops, peace, and prosperity.

  26. I chose Asher because it means Blessed or Happy.

  27. Liked the meaning of his name! Biblical names are special to us.

  28. I was really concerned about how his birth would go after my previous experiences with postpartum hemorrhaging, but Asher’s birth was perfect! I free-birthed him in our bathtub after only an hour of active labor! I wouldn’t even have made it to a hospital or birth center. Asher means Blessed/Happiness and Yoel means God prevails. ?

  29. Asher is from the Book of Genesis, it means “happy” and we just fell in love with the name!

  30. I like the sound of the name, the meaning of the name and that it was different.

    When we did more research we found that it is a tribe of Israel, son of Jacob.

    Asher means happy, blessed.

  31. It’s a modern looking but ancient Biblical name that means blessed and happy. And we love the nickname Ash.

  32. We were looking for a unique name or uncommon also a biblical name. His name means happy, blessed.

  33. Asher means miracle and blessing and that’s exactly what he is!

  34. We chose the name because it means blessing!

  35. We choose Asher because it was a biblical name in the Bible which means:happy blessed, life with an abundance. And after 7 years of infertility it was fitting for him.

  36. I chose Asher for a couple reasons. Our whole family has names that start with A, so we had to keep that goin. I love biblical names. I also like that Asher is eady to say and spell, but different. It means blessed/favored and joyful one. You cant go wrong there!

  37. The meaning is beautiful and all my boy’s names start with the letter A.

  38. It means “happy” Fortunate and Blessed. Which is exactly what we are with him.

  39. I saw this name on a street wall and found it fascinating.It means “strength” at this time of pandemic we need this strength to continue to live. Strength for the people you love and care the most.Asher is everything to me and I thank God for the blessing I received.

  40. We loved the meaning behind the name.

  41. We like the sound of Asher, but more than that the meaning –
    “happy, one who is blessed”.

    Asher is also one of the 12 tribes of Israel, which was special to us both.

  42. Dad chose Asher and I love it because of its meaning. Fortunate and blessed; happy. Its biblical.

  43. It means “happy” and “blessed” and we felt like that was really appropriate for the season of life we’ve overcome and the one we’re in now.

  44. Asher is a family name of the father’s grandfather. It is also the name of a friend’s baby who brought inspiration and hope during our 2 year baby journey. Deep down I believe he helped by spreading his baby dust.

  45. My husband and I chose Asher because it means Happy, joyful, .. We completely fell in love with the name & knew that our baby would bring us joy and together.

  46. Asher first name came from the bible and his middle name Lane came from my late uncle middle name Thomas Lane

  47. We wanted to go with a strong biblical name so we chose Asher because it means happy and blessed and it was one of the lost tribes of Israel.

  48. Way back when I was pregnant with my son I found the name Asher in the bible. I fell in love with it immediately and I wanted to give that name to my son. My ex was not impressed with that idea at all. He wanted his son to be named after him like he had originally decided. I liked Asher Kyle way better than Joseph Calvin. I ended up getting my way. Asher Kyle just turned 15 a couple of months ago. I love that wasn’t very common back in 2004. I’ve been seeing it pop up more and more as the years go by. It’s a beautiful name.

  49. It was a cute, two syllable name that worked well with our last name.

  50. I mixed my name and husband name and it means blessed baby with fortunate and happiness!

  51. Family bame

  52. It’s relatively unique and means happy and blessed. It fits perfectly.

  53. We wanted a tree name but Ash felt too short and we didn’t want Ashley or Ashron. My husband found Asher, a Hebrew name online and we love the meaning of it: happy fortunate one. It’s perfect.

  54. We prayed and asked God who our little boy was created to be. We felt like the words we got matched the definition of his name: happy, blessed, and fortunate. I also love how it is a bit unique and I haven’t met that many Ashers in my life.

  55. We chose it because it is an uncommon name in the Bible that means “happy, blessed”. It is our belief that people tend to live up to their names so we wanted to choose a name that meant something good that we wanted for our baby. We wrote down a bunch of names that we liked and shared them with family and friends. Most people ended up gravitating toward Asher, so we decided on it. 🙂

  56. We couldn’t decide on a name, I prayed a lot one night and asked God to give me his name. The next day, my husband and I were talking and somehow this name came up for the first time. We both cried (for sentimental different reasons), that was a sign to me that it was the right name…and then I remembered praying the night before. So I knew God had given us this name for our/his child!

  57. How did we land on Asher? Friends and Family have all commented on how unusual it is, how much they like it, and how unused it seems to be for a biblical name.

    We wanted a name from the Bible… We already have boys named Josiah Nathaniel and Elijah Samuel, so we ruled those out. I realized that if I didn’t want all my kids to have names ending in the -uh sound, now was the time to branch out.

    Name meaning is INCREDIBLY important to us, and this baby was a wonderful, prayed-for, long-awaited third child we thought we might never be able to have. Sometime in the last few years, I had seen the name Asher come through my social media news feed, and it stuck with me. When I found out it means “Happy” and “Blessed,” I was sold.

    I just had to figure out how to propose it to my husband… His father passed away the year before, and he and his father had shared the middle name Paul. I loved the sound of Asher Paul, and the legacy could live on…

    My husband reacted so strangely! Sorta meh, felt like a no, kinda teasing…. I wasn’t sure what to make of it!! Later, he agreed to the name, but I had questions! Like “What changed? I thought you hated that name?” and “If you really do like the name, why did you react so strangely?” He said he was just giving me a hard time since I came up with the idea myself (for the other two boys, we sat down and pulled up name options and researched together). That crazy guy! For a few months, I had myself convinced he hated the only name I wanted!

    Asher is 6 months old now, and he has been HAPPY since day one. I am more convinced than ever that name meaning can make a difference in the child’s disposition… He is always content, quick to smile, and so peaceful.

    One down side we considered was all the possible nicknames that could rhyme with Asher and be used by unkind peers… Basher, Crasher, Flasher, Gasher, Hasher, Lasher, Masher, Slasher, Trasher… you get the idea. Also wasn’t sure if I liked Ash as a nickname for a boy. Too girly? I ended up deciding it didn’t bother me enough to pick something else! (And this Asher LOVES water, so his brothers decided “Asher Splasher” was a good nickname for now.)

    I love the name Asher, and I am so glad it all worked out to use it for this little boy. The name truly fits him, and I have no regrets!

  58. My older children are named Anna, and John. Both names having biblical origins, I liked the idea of Asher, as it’s also biblical. My partner loves Ash trees for carving, and with Ash being a string tree, this also appealed to us both. I liked that it’s a simple name, familiar, yet not so common. My dislikes are that it does sound a lot like other Ash names (Ashton, Ashley).

  59. Asher means “blessed with abundance” his middle name is Zion which is quickly becoming his family name. At this early stage of life he is being called both names and I think both names suit him.

  60. Because of the the meaning (full of joy)

  61. My husband actually picked out the name Asher for the first name because I wanted his middle name to be a Joel, but couldn’t figure out the first name. I wanted something that was masculine yet not super common. I love the meaning of the name: Happy and Blessed. Plus it is a Bible name. The only thing I don’t like is it has ended up being a lot more common than we were hoping for.

  62. We went through several years of infertility. In the midst of our struggles we turned to adoption. We instantly fell in love with Asher Samuel as a name. It means I am blessed or happy (depending on different sources) and Samuel means, because I asked him of God (according to the Bible). Not long after entering into the adoption journey, we brought our sweet boy, Asher Samuel, to his forever home.

  63. We heard the name while reading the Bible one day and it kinda got stuck in our heads and hearts. So when we became pregnant it was our top option for a boy! It has a beautiful meaning too: happy, fortunate, blessed. ? we pray these things for our son always!

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