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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ashur

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  1. An ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria; just to the south of the modern city of Mosul in Iraq
  2. Chief god of the Assyrians; god of military prowess and empire; identified with Babylonian Anshar
  1. the head of the Assyrian pantheon, later identified with Anshar
  2. the city of Assur
  3. a common given name among Assyrian people
  4. grandson of Noah in Genesis

Ashur was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Ashur

Ashur Bet Sargis is an assyrian pop music composer, singing, songwriter, and activism. He holds the title Excerpt from "Brata Shammiram". His ongoing career started in 1960. Ashur was born on July 2nd, 1949 in Baghdad.


Ashur was born on February 10th, 1782 in Sherborn, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on September 10th, 1873.


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Popularity of Ashur as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Ashur

  • How Popular is the name Ashur? Ashur is the 16,736th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ashur have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 478 babies born with the first name Ashur in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ashur to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ashur? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ashur first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ashur is Sunday, August 28th, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Ashur born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ashur was in 2015 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Ashur Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ashur is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Ashur: Your name in reverse order is Ruhsa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ashur. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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