Asha

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Asha mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Asha

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Asha means ""Wish, desire, hope"" and is of Sanskrit origin.
  • A submission from California, United States says the name Asha means ""wish, desire, hope"" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  • According to a user from Ohio, United States, the name Asha is of Unknown origin and means "Life".
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Asha is of African origin and means "Life".
  • According to a user from India, the name Asha is of English origin and means "Hope".
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Wiktionary

Sanskrit आशा (āśā) (āśā, "hope")..

  1. A female given name used in India.

Notable Persons Named Asha

Asha Bhosle is a playback singer, singing, and vocalist. She was most prominent from 1943 to present. Asha was given the name Asha Mangeshkar by her parent Deenanath Mangeshkar on September 8th, 1933.

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Revathi is an actress, director, and social worker. Her career lasted from 1983 to 1983. Revathi was given the name Asha Kutty on July 8th, 1966 in Kochi, Kerala, India.

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Asha Parekh is an actress, producer, and dancer. Her career lasted from 1952 to 1999. Asha was born on October 2nd, 1942 in Mumbai.

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Asha Sarath is an actor, radio personality, actress, and program producer. Asha was born in 1975.

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Asha Negi is an actress. She was most prominent from 2010 to present. Asha was born in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

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Asha was born on August 5th, 1990.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Asha

Mohammed was born on September 6th, 1980.

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Yamba Asha is a soccer player for the Atlético Petróleos de Luanda, Atlético Sport Aviação, Östers IF, and Angola national football team. Yamba was born on July 31st, 1976 in Angola.

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Bec Asha is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Bec was born in 29.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1963 5 5 0
1964 6 6 0
1966 9 9 0
1967 17 17 0
1968 15 15 0
1969 20 20 0
1970 19 19 0
1971 40 40 0
1972 46 46 0
1973 47 47 0
1974 53 53 0
1975 59 59 0
1976 54 54 0
1977 81 81 0
1978 77 77 0
1979 91 91 0
1980 101 101 0
1981 95 95 0
1982 100 100 0
1983 109 109 0
1984 90 90 0
1985 98 98 0
1986 112 112 0
1987 139 134 5
1988 151 151 0
1989 248 239 9
1990 184 184 0
1991 197 197 0
1992 237 237 0
1993 210 203 7
1994 227 227 0
1995 216 216 0
1996 220 220 0
1997 205 205 0
1998 249 249 0
1999 230 224 6
2000 250 250 0
2001 210 210 0
2002 206 206 0
2003 237 237 0
2004 218 218 0
2005 201 196 5
2006 197 197 0
2007 214 214 0
2008 204 204 0
2009 186 186 0
2010 171 171 0
2011 201 201 0
2012 212 212 0
2013 191 191 0
2014 201 201 0
2015 181 181 0
2016 186 186 0
2017 212 207 5

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Popularity of Asha as a first name

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Popularity of Asha as a last name

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Common last names for Asha

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Fun Facts about the name Asha

  • How Popular is the name Asha? Asha is the 2,918th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Asha have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,735 babies born with the first name Asha in the United States. That's more than enough people named Asha to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Asha? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1963 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Asha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Asha is Thursday, September 14th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Asha born? The highest recorded use of the first name Asha was in 2000 with a total of 250 babies.
  • Random Asha Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Asha is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Asha: Your name in reverse order is Ahsa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asah. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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