Thursday, August 25, 2011

Asher

Today's name: Asher (male)

Potential nickname: Ash

Pronunciation: AH-shur, or ASH-er

Origin: (1) Hebrew, meaning "blessed, happy." (2) Biblical - Asher, the 8th son of Jacob, was promised a life full of abundance. (3) Old English, meaning "ash wood" or "lives near an ash tree."

Popularity: In 2010 Asher was #139, and in 2011 it was #113. The latest data shows it at #83 in 2015, likely to be even higher next year.

Fun fact: The name Asher was brought into English usage by the Puritans.

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