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Asher

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44k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Asher

"Asher" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Blessed, Happy". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Hebrew אָשֵׁר ('ashér).

  1. (biblical) Eighth son of Jacob, by his wife's handmaid Zilpah.
  2. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Asher.
  3. A male given name
  4. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Asher

Asher Roth is a hip hop music rapping. His ongoing career started in 2005. Asher was given the name Asher Paul Roth on August 11th, 1985 in Morrisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Asher is also known as Roth and Asher Paul.

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Asher Keddie is an actress. Asher was born on July 31st, 1974 in Melbourne.

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Asher B. Edelman is an investor and art collector. Asher was born on November 26th, 1939 in New York City.

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Asher Brown Durand was an artist in the fields of painting and landscape painting. Asher was born on August 21st, 1796 in Maplewood, New Jersey. He left this life on September 17th, 1886.

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Asher Monroe is a pop music, contemporary r&b, soul music, and reggae recording artist, actor, dancer, and dance. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Asher was given the name Asher Monroe Book on September 18th, 1988 in Arlington, Virginia, United States. Asher is also known as Monroe and Asher.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Asher

Jay Asher is a young-adult fiction author. Jay was born on September 30th, 1975.

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Jane Asher is an actress, author, and entrepreneur. She has had major accomplishments since 1952. Jane was born Jane Asher on April 5th, 1946 in Willesden, London, England.

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William Asher was a director, producer, and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1948 to 1990. William was given the name William Milton Asher on August 8th, 1921 in New York City, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on July 16th, 2012.

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Boots is a musician. He has been prominent since 2011. Boots was given the name Jordan Asher .

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Peter Asher is a traditional pop music and pop music musician. He was most prominent from 1952 to present. Peter was born Peter Asher on June 22nd, 1944.

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John Mallory Asher is an actor, film director, and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. John was given the name John Mallory on January 13th, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, United States. John is also known as John Mallory Asher.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 6 0 6
1881 6 0 6
1885 6 0 6
1886 7 0 7
1887 6 0 6
1890 5 0 5
1895 6 0 6
1910 5 0 5
1913 7 0 7
1914 12 0 12
1915 17 0 17
1916 16 0 16
1917 15 0 15
1918 15 0 15
1919 21 0 21
1920 16 0 16
1921 17 0 17
1922 24 0 24
1923 14 0 14
1924 16 0 16
1925 15 0 15
1926 15 0 15
1927 16 0 16
1928 9 0 9
1929 10 0 10
1930 6 0 6
1931 7 0 7
1932 18 0 18
1933 10 0 10
1934 14 0 14
1935 10 0 10
1936 15 0 15
1937 13 0 13
1938 11 0 11
1939 10 0 10
1940 13 0 13
1941 6 0 6
1942 10 0 10
1943 14 0 14
1944 13 0 13
1945 10 0 10
1946 7 0 7
1947 7 0 7
1948 9 0 9
1949 14 0 14
1950 7 0 7
1951 12 0 12
1952 8 0 8
1953 11 0 11
1954 11 0 11
1955 5 0 5
1956 11 0 11
1957 10 0 10
1958 9 0 9
1959 16 0 16
1960 12 0 12
1961 11 0 11
1962 9 0 9
1963 8 0 8
1964 15 0 15
1965 7 0 7
1966 14 0 14
1967 17 0 17
1968 16 0 16
1969 12 0 12
1970 17 0 17
1971 13 0 13
1972 20 0 20
1973 27 0 27
1974 24 0 24
1975 43 8 35
1976 34 0 34
1977 41 0 41
1978 47 0 47
1979 56 0 56
1980 66 0 66
1981 80 5 75
1982 75 8 67
1983 95 6 89
1984 80 8 72
1985 94 0 94
1986 90 6 84
1987 88 0 88
1988 72 0 72
1989 78 0 78
1990 103 8 95
1991 110 5 105
1992 125 0 125
1993 135 7 128
1994 159 9 150
1995 155 13 142
1996 200 12 188
1997 223 10 213
1998 257 10 247
1999 326 14 312
2000 361 16 345
2001 424 10 414
2002 489 11 478
2003 641 15 626
2004 915 21 894
2005 1,175 19 1,156
2006 1,387 18 1,369
2007 1,609 31 1,578
2008 1,930 26 1,904
2009 2,374 25 2,349
2010 2,886 30 2,856
2011 3,449 36 3,413
2012 3,599 45 3,554
2013 3,755 44 3,711
2014 4,391 75 4,316 #93 boy name
2015 5,176 74 5,102 #82 boy name
2016 5,537 71 5,466 #71 boy name

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Popularity of Asher as a first name

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Popularity of Asher as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Asher U.S.
  White 88.93% 64.26%
  African American 3.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.90% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Asher

People with the last name Asher are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Asher

  • How Popular is the name Asher? Asher is the 1,080th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Asher was the 71st most popular name. As a last name Asher was the 2,695th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Asher have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43,771 babies born with the first name Asher in the United States. That's more than enough people named Asher to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Asher? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Asher first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Asher is Tuesday, March 18th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Asher born? The highest recorded use of the first name Asher was in 2016 with a total of 5,466 babies. That's a lot of babies named Asher!
  • Random Asher Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Asher ranks 51st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 96 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Asher: Your name in reverse order is Rehsa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hsera. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Asher? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,371 people with the last name Asher.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Asher? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Asher as their last name.

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