Asher

Asher - A unique male name



  Oct 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Asher, meaning fortunate, blessed, happy one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1918 on position #1625. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Asher and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Asher? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Asher. The baby boy name Asher was given to 3,511 baby boys in 2012, ranking #108 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 467 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Asher peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 108.



Famous with this name

Asher Angel
Asher Book
John Asher


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Asher is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Asher is currently topping the baby name charts in Idaho at position #35 - and is the least popular in Connecticut at position #195.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Asher is where you live.


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Asher origin and meaning

Asher is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means fortunate, blessed, happy one. To see famous people named Asher, pop culture references for the name Asher and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Asher

We've found the following names that sound similar to Asher, sorted by popularity.

Akira / Azariah / Askari / Akshar / Ashar / Azir / Asir /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012108
2011113
2010138
2009165
2008206
2007233
2006251
2005287
2004334
2003415
2002490
2001530
2000577
1999606
1998707
1997733
1996826
1995939
19941013
1993988
19921123
19911176
19901205
19891245
19881189
19871057
1986993
19851014
19841022
1983992
19821119
19811141
19801153
19791198
19781215
19771341
19761413
19751346
19741454
19731543
19721342
19701477
19691411
19681365
19671342
19661249
19641373
19611388
19601576
19591400
19561579
19531470
19441435
19431384
19321557
19271717
19241624
19221352
19181625

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Idaho35
South Dakota41
Utah45
Montana54
Vermont55
Oregon58
Hawaii59
North Dakota62
Oklahoma66
Minnesota69
Iowa69
Colorado74
Washington75
Alaska80
Wisconsin83
Missouri84
Georgia86
Arkansas91
Kansas93
Tennessee94
Kentucky95
Nebraska98
North Carolina102
Indiana102
West Virginia105
Virginia112
Michigan113
Wyoming117
Pennsylvania119
Alabama120
Arizona121
Delaware123
New Mexico124
Ohio129
New Jersey129
Maryland133
South Carolina134
Texas140
Illinois141
New York143
Florida148
Louisiana148
Maine151
Massachusetts155
New Hampshire158
Rhode Island163
Mississippi163
Nevada164
California169
Connecticut195

Even more about Asher


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Asher a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Asher?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Asher
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 467
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1918
2012 births +3,511

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