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Asher Angel is the name of the actor who played Billy Batson in the 2019 DC Comics movie “Shazam!”.
Whipsmart  4/9/2019
Asher is a great name with a cool nickname, Ash. It sounds more unusual than many biblical names such as Joseph or Aaron, but isn't outlandish. I think Asher and Isaac would make good names for brothers, since Asher means "happy" and Isaac means "laughing".
― Anonymous User  2/6/2019
Sir Asher Joel (1912-98) was a well-known and respected Australian politician.

Asher Hart (c1809-71) was an iconic leader of the Jewish community in the Australian city of Melbourne (founded in 1835).
Just Jonquil  11/12/2018
In 2018, 3 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Asher who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 675th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
Pretty cool name. I wouldn't use Ash as a nickname though, it sounds too close to ass.
Luvbug86  9/30/2018
This name just makes me think of some weird type of job. I can just hear someone saying, when asked their occupation, I am the Asher at the forge by main street or something. Maybe I am the only one who thinks that, who knows. It also seems like a name Christian extremists who are pretentious would use on their child because they take so much pride in being religious.
sunflower18  5/14/2018
Makes me think of ashes, like from a fire. It just seems like a more childish version of Ashton. I definitely prefer Ashton.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2018
I have three sons, Keelan, Isaac and Asher. I was adamant my third would be called Asher! His mother didn't like it at first but it grew on her. What I didn't realize at the time was Isaac in the bible being his father! And then finding out I have Israeli heritage!
laurie  12/20/2017
It's an okay name. I don't like it on a girl, but it is a bit trendy and sort of boring. Not my favorite name but there is nothing wrong with the name.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2017
I love the fact that it's masculine, even though my name is Asher and I'm female.
a_fice  7/12/2017
I named my son Asher Elliott over 10 years ago. I love it. I heard it on Supernatural the show season one and when checking the baby name book it meant to bring happiness and he sure did and still does. I like original names. Also, it was a tribute to Ash from Evil Dead whose name was Ashely, but used the nickname Ash which I call my son.
Mickim72  6/13/2017
Asher Dunes from the The Sims 3: Into the Future is a bearer of this name.
lilolaf  2/18/2017
This is not a one trick name. It sounds dark and mysterious, handsome and old fashioned. It's biblical too. Much better than those made up names people these days use all the time.
maurere  12/27/2016
A good solid male name dating back to the bible. Has a modern sound to it though too.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2016
My son is Asher... he's a happy boy and all the girls at school love his name as do I.
madz  6/21/2016
I think this name has a bit of a "tryndee" feel to it, even though it's not randomly made up or particularly popular, and I also can't really see it as an adult's name. It sounds more like a young boy's name. Aside from that, I don't have a problem with it as a male name; I even think it's kind of cute on a child. It doesn't sound fitting on a girl at all, though; why not go with Ashley, Asha, or Ashlyn instead?
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/8/2016
A strong Biblical choice with a wonderful meaning, "blessed" and "happiness." How fitting for the gift of a child!
LV51sfan91  2/28/2016
Nice strong male name.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2016
My cousin has a one-year-old son named Asher, and his name fits him really well! He's really giggly and playful.
lichnost  12/25/2015
Asher Millstone is a character on the crime drama series "How to Get Away with Murder."
lichnost  12/25/2015
It's a lovely name but I prefer it as a female name.
Abnie  4/13/2015
Beautiful name.
juliawren  12/30/2014
I love this name :-) clearly, as I have just called my son Asher and it couldn't suit him more- he is such a happy baby :-)
Ashersmum  11/21/2014
I know a boy who pronounces it Ash-er. Like ash.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2014
I lost my fondness for this name after rereading "The Giver."
ComradeJocasta  10/10/2014
I love this name, but I prefer it pronounced "ash-er". Planning on naming my future son Asher Tobiah!
kaceyjustine  5/26/2014
A handsome, cute and sexy name for a guy! ヽ(*^∀゜*)ノ.
― Anonymous User  4/20/2014
As someone called Asher myself and a female, I love this name. It's me all over- it's unusual and crazy and all my friends always say it's so uncommon, although I do know 3 other girls called Asher so maybe it's coming into fashion. Defo suits a girl more so than a boy.
― Anonymous User  4/20/2014
I absolutely adore this name for a boy, unfortunately my parents saddled my older sister with this name and she's 22 and hasn't changed it and she won't change it.
I love strange names  8/31/2012
Asher Roth (b. 1985 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania) is an American musician.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2012
Australian actress Asher Keddie best known for her roles in Paper Giants and Offspring.
emilymaryjane  6/24/2012
Asher Allen is an American football player.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
It's a stunning boy's name if you're into biblical names, as it sounds modern and has a great meaning.
Notando  8/2/2011
Very nice boy's name - great meaning as well.
― Anonymous User  6/24/2011
Asher Fielding was one of the main characters in Brigid Lowry's Australian book Guitar Highway Rose.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2011
When I first read The Giver, I fell in love with the name Asher (as well as Fiona and Jonas).
mrose19  4/11/2011
This is a gorgeous name. I would love to name my child this. It is, however, increasing in popularity.
Chrila96  8/29/2010
Ruined by Asher Roth, and even then, I don't like it the same way I don't like 'Ashley'.
Aureliano  4/10/2010
That's like saying that the name Christina was ruined by Christina Aguilera...
Chrila96  9/3/2010
As many people have mentioned, this is the name of a character from 'The Giver'. To the person wanting to name a son Gabriel Asher, I wanted to point out that Gabriel is also a character from 'The Giver' (he's the new child that Jonas' dad has to watch over, and Jonas eventually rescues from release). Anyway, this is a pretty nice name. It sounds like it could be used for a girl or a boy.
LittleMissWeekender  5/10/2009
A famous bearer of this name is Asher Roth, the rapper of the song "I Love College". Hilarious song. :)
Rory.Nightingale  5/8/2009
Asher is an ambiguous pronoun in Hebrew which can mean, depending on context, "that", "who", "which", or "where".
Reina Vered  3/15/2009
All I can think of is Ash, played by Bruce Campbell, from the _Evil Dead_ series, although Ash is short for Ashley in that case. I don't like Asher for either a girl's or a boy's name. It sounds like someone who cleans up cigarette butts.
faye  1/24/2009
I absolutely adore this name. I plan to use it for my baby if it's a boy (expecting next July). The only problem is that the popularity is shooting up through the charts quickly. This happened with my daughter's name, too. Charlotte was still considered something of an "old lady name" over 13 years ago, but now it's in the top 100. With my luck Asher will be in 13-14 years, too. I hope it never makes it into the top 10!
Varuca  12/19/2008
Asher is a beautiful name and it's great because The Giver is my favorite book. I want to use it as a second choice for a boy's name. My only worry is that it sounds like the type of name that might skyrocket very soon. And I wish it was a little more traditional. I like that in a boy's name.
LuzDeTuVida  8/10/2008
This is a great name. My wife and I chose the name Asher for our son because we loved the meaning "happy" and because it goes great with our last name.
fon_solo  8/8/2008
Great name, but it should only be used for boys. I think it definitely sounds masculine and would be really weird on a girl.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2008
The Hebrew prayer over the candles is:
baruch atah adonai eloheinu melch ha'olam ASHER kid'shanu b'mitzvotav vitzivanu l'hadlik ner shel (insert holiday here).
wicogirl8  6/12/2008
I LOVE this name! If I ever have twin boys, I will name them Asher and Isaac. Not only do they sound good together, but the meanings are great: "Happy" and "Laughing".
Reina Vered  5/31/2008
The main character from the books "The Innocent Mage" and "The Awakened Mage" by Karen Miller is named Asher. I think it's a great name.
gethsemane_rose  12/31/2007
In the Anita Blake series by Laurell K, Hamilton one of the lead characters is a vampire named Asher.
Calcifer  11/15/2007
Anyone named Asher should be burnt into ash, it's a festy name. Sorry no offence but it's true.
baxter  9/17/2007
I love the name Asher. It's the name I gave my fourth daughter. I view it more as a girls name rather than a boys name.
LaVenna  7/28/2007
It could also be a modern form of the Old English name "Æschere".
― Anonymous User  6/16/2007
This is Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler's son's middle name. Landon Asher Barker.
Jordan.  6/3/2007
I think Asher's a beautiful name for a boy, no matter how you pronounce it.
acresofhope  2/6/2007
I love this name. I've got 9 months to talk my husband into it.
lissyj  10/9/2006
I think this is one of those "off beat" biblical names that is going to skyrocket in the next few years.
Kitten  9/20/2006
Pronounced ah-shehr, like "share" or "hair" but with a shorter sound.
Miss Claire  7/29/2006
This name is so GORGEOUS! I love it. I wanted to name my son Gabriel Asher.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
Two of Chaim Potoks novels are "My Name is Asher Lev" and its sequel, "The Gift of Asher Lev". I'm surprised this name isn't more popular, given that it has a great meaning, is practical and easy to spell, and is one of the 12 tribes. (Not that being one of the 12 tribes in itself guarantees popularity.) And I almost forgot to mention, we have a son named Asher who was born in 2002.
Trumpet  6/2/2006
I think the name Asher is great. I love the meaning of the name.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
There a character in the book "The Giver" named Asher. He was Jonas's best friend.
echo_of_the_past  4/6/2006
Asher comes from the word "ashar."
― Anonymous User  8/20/2005
The original Hebrew pronunciation is ah-shair.
Miss Claire  12/5/2004

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