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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Asa

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun As"a
An ancient name of a gum.

Etymology: NL. asa, of oriental origin; cf. Per. azā mastic, Ar. asā healing, isā remedy

Wiktionary

From Hebrew אָסָא ('asa', “doctor, healer”).

  1. A king of Judah mentioned in the Book of Kings.
  2. A male given name first used by Puritans.

Asa was also found in the following language(s): Japanese

Notable Persons Named Asa

Asa Butterfield is an actor. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Asa was given the name Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield on April 1st, 1997 in Islington, London, England, UK.

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Asa was born on January 3rd, 1985 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Al Jolson was an actor, comedian, singing, and singer. He holds the title Swanee. His most notable accomplishments were from 1904 to 1950. Al was given the name Asa Yoelson on May 26th, 1886 in Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire. He died on October 23rd, 1950.

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A. was given the name Asa Philip Randolph on April 15th, 1889 in Crescent City, Florida. He passed away on May 16th, 1979.

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Asa Hutchinson is an Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Administrator of theDrug Enforcement Administration. Asa was born on December 3rd, 1950 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Asa Griggs Candler was a businessman. Asa was born Asa Griggs Candler on December 30th, 1851 in Villa Rica, Georgia. He passed away on March 12th, 1929.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Asa

King Asa is a monarch. He holds the title King of Judah - Hebrew: Melekh Yehudah -. He was most prominent from 911 to present.

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Aṣa is a pop music, jazz, and indie pop musician. Aṣa was given the name Bukola Elemide on September 17th, 1982 in Paris, France.

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How popular is the baby name Asa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 60 0 60
1881 65 0 65
1882 62 0 62
1883 61 0 61
1884 43 0 43
1885 43 0 43
1886 52 0 52
1887 51 0 51
1888 58 0 58
1889 37 0 37
1890 48 0 48
1891 46 0 46
1892 58 0 58
1893 43 0 43
1894 37 0 37
1895 40 0 40
1896 32 0 32
1897 47 0 47
1898 31 0 31
1899 30 0 30
1900 30 0 30
1901 25 0 25
1902 21 0 21
1903 26 0 26
1904 24 0 24
1905 22 0 22
1906 17 0 17
1907 39 0 39
1908 24 0 24
1909 16 0 16
1910 30 0 30
1911 25 0 25
1912 47 0 47
1913 58 0 58
1914 73 0 73
1915 109 0 109
1916 104 5 99
1917 86 0 86
1918 123 6 117
1919 88 0 88
1920 105 0 105
1921 103 0 103
1922 101 0 101
1923 127 9 118
1924 106 0 106
1925 87 0 87
1926 110 6 104
1927 112 5 107
1928 99 7 92
1929 72 0 72
1930 83 5 78
1931 68 0 68
1932 52 0 52
1933 72 0 72
1934 79 0 79
1935 65 0 65
1936 59 0 59
1937 65 0 65
1938 60 0 60
1939 50 0 50
1940 53 0 53
1941 60 0 60
1942 56 0 56
1943 56 0 56
1944 51 0 51
1945 37 0 37
1946 48 7 41
1947 68 5 63
1948 58 0 58
1949 51 0 51
1950 48 0 48
1951 48 0 48
1952 49 0 49
1953 46 0 46
1954 42 0 42
1955 41 0 41
1956 46 0 46
1957 43 0 43
1958 44 0 44
1959 41 10 31
1960 46 0 46
1961 46 6 40
1962 57 6 51
1963 53 11 42
1964 36 0 36
1965 48 7 41
1966 47 8 39
1967 41 8 33
1968 47 5 42
1969 55 13 42
1970 58 0 58
1971 47 0 47
1972 57 10 47
1973 61 9 52
1974 81 12 69
1975 71 10 61
1976 89 9 80
1977 87 8 79
1978 94 16 78
1979 111 12 99
1980 150 15 135
1981 171 17 154
1982 146 6 140
1983 156 13 143
1984 130 12 118
1985 155 14 141
1986 119 17 102
1987 141 15 126
1988 163 15 148
1989 197 14 183
1990 175 14 161
1991 184 15 169
1992 169 13 156
1993 174 20 154
1994 191 15 176
1995 199 19 180
1996 189 24 165
1997 215 18 197
1998 210 18 192
1999 269 24 245
2000 290 16 274
2001 313 27 286
2002 302 25 277
2003 321 20 301
2004 321 20 301
2005 390 42 348
2006 405 25 380
2007 439 41 398
2008 420 35 385
2009 522 44 478
2010 476 45 431
2011 497 33 464
2012 502 41 461
2013 534 57 477
2014 590 49 541
2015 604 65 539
2016 625 53 572
2017 659 71 588

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Popularity of Asa as a first name

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  • Miller
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  • Martin
  • Clark
  • White
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Asa U.S.
  White 58.66% 64.26%
  African American 4.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 20.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Asa

People with the last name Asa are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Asa

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  • How Popular is the name Asa? Asa is the 1,801st most popular name of all time. As a last name Asa was the 42,640th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Asa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,537 babies born with the first name Asa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Asa to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Asa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 60 new born babies.
  • When was Asa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Asa is Thursday, July 9th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Asa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Asa was in 2017 with a total of 588 babies.
  • Random Asa Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Asa ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 6 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Asa: Your name in reverse order is Asa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Saa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Asa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 508 people with the last name Asa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Asa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Asa as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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