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Sounds like a wannabe superhero name, it's also overrated.
A famous gaming youtuber by the name of DanTDM has a son whose name is Asher.
My name is Asher and it is a very interesting name! At first I didn't seem to like my name, but it really started to grow on me!
I immediately think of two things:

1) Asher, as in one who ashes (cigarettes)
2) the first place I heard the name used, in a book I genuinely despised yet was made to read two different times in school

The second impression is obviously more of a personal bias than anything else.

I don't get the same first impression for, say, simply Ash. I do immediately think of ashes, or sometimes just the color of ashes, but they're not necessarily ashes from smoking. But Asher specifically sounds related to the verb "ashing". I know the etymology is different, but that's just what comes to mind for me. It gives me the mental image of yellowed fingernails (and squealing teachers) every time.
I like this name, it's simple yet complex. I think it's mostly masculine, although I can see it on a girl.
Does not sound feminine at all.
I think you can consider Asherah as an alternative for a girl if you like the name Asher so much. That’s really pretty. I like Asher though.
My cousin's name is Asher and she’s a girl. I was always jealous of her name because I liked it so much, it suits her perfectly. She’s an outgoing tomboyish girl who loves an adventure!
I adore it! So handsome, mature, and simple! Sounds really cool!
Sounds baddass! But surely masculine...
I love the name Asher! It took some convincing, but I finally got my husband to love it too so we named one of our sons Asher. It is such a strong Biblical name. So handsome! It fits him well and we love the nickname Ash!
If you name a girl Asher... I feel so sorry for her.
One of my favorite names ever, and it's just so handsome and blessed. I love this name! The meaning is just wonderful, it does not sound too babyish or tacky and it ages amazingly. I can think of some amazing middle names! Honestly it works just as well for a girl!
Asher is a nice name for a BOY. I'm sorry but Asher on a girl is awful.
It's a good name for a boy.
Controversial opinion: this name is totally unisex.
Asher Sharp is the main character of Silas House's novel Southernmost (2018).
Boy name ONLY.
We loved this name so much we gave it to our daughter two years ago. I envision an energetic wild haired/passionate girl who loves to climb trees when I think of this name.

I think it’s a great name for a little boy as well. To those of you thinking about this name for a girl I recommend listening to the women on here named Asher. I know if a woman introduced herself as Asher she’s definitely have my attention and interests. I hope this helps.
Wait, there are actually girls out there with the name Asher?
Wonderful name for a boy.
Better than Ashley but I have a feeling that this name would get you potentially seen as inferior in England, I don't know why. It doesn't sound very strong in my opinion but as it grows in popularity I may start thinking differently.
A handsome name for a BOY.
Ridiculous on girls. Use Ashley or Ashlynn instead.
My husband and I picked out a few names for our daughter before she was born and told ourselves we’d pick the name that she “looked like” the most. We picked Asher Eve. My Israeli in-laws LOVE the name Asher and assured us that it was perfectly suited for a little girl.
Meh. It's okay. A very nice meaning, though.
Asher Angel is the name of the actor who played Billy Batson in the 2019 DC Comics movie “Shazam!”.
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".
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).
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.
Pretty cool name. I wouldn't use Ash as a nickname though, it sounds too close to ass.
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.
Makes me think of ashes, like from a fire. It just seems like a more childish version of Ashton. I definitely prefer Ashton.
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!
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.
I love the fact that it's masculine, even though my name is Asher and I'm female.
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.
Asher Dunes from the The Sims 3: Into the Future is a bearer of this name.
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.
A good solid male name dating back to the bible. Has a modern sound to it though too.
My son is Asher... he's a happy boy and all the girls at school love his name as do I.
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?
A strong Biblical choice with a wonderful meaning, "blessed" and "happiness." How fitting for the gift of a child!
Nice strong male name.
My cousin has a one-year-old son named Asher, and his name fits him really well! He's really giggly and playful.
Asher Millstone is a character on the crime drama series "How to Get Away with Murder."
It's a lovely name but I prefer it as a female name.
Beautiful name.
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 :-)
I know a boy who pronounces it Ash-er. Like ash.
I lost my fondness for this name after rereading "The Giver."
I love this name, but I prefer it pronounced "ash-er". Planning on naming my future son Asher Tobiah!
A handsome, cute and sexy name for a guy! ヽ(*^∀゜*)ノ.
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.
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.
Asher Roth (b. 1985 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania) is an American musician.
Australian actress Asher Keddie best known for her roles in Paper Giants and Offspring.
Asher Allen is an American football player.
It's a stunning boy's name if you're into biblical names, as it sounds modern and has a great meaning.
Very nice boy's name - great meaning as well.
Asher Fielding was one of the main characters in Brigid Lowry's Australian book Guitar Highway Rose.
When I first read The Giver, I fell in love with the name Asher (as well as Fiona and Jonas).
This is a gorgeous name. I would love to name my child this. It is, however, increasing in popularity.
Ruined by Asher Roth, and even then, I don't like it the same way I don't like 'Ashley'.
That's like saying that the name Christina was ruined by Christina Aguilera...
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.
A famous bearer of this name is Asher Roth, the rapper of the song "I Love College". Hilarious song. :)
Asher is an ambiguous pronoun in Hebrew which can mean, depending on context, "that", "who", "which", or "where".
Reina Vered, that “Asher” you’re thinking of is the relativiser, which is vocalised with a ḥaṭaph pataḥ under the ’alèph and a sègol under the shin. *This* “Asher”, the name (and therefore the one the page refers to), is vocalised with a qamats under the ’alèph and a tséré under the shin, and comes from a root denoting blessedness and happiness.
The vowels matter and are distinctive ― the relativiser has short ones (the first being extra-short), the name has long ones. That’s how one differentiates between the two.
I hope that clears things up and you never mistake the one for the other again.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Great name, but it should only be used for boys. I think it definitely sounds masculine and would be really weird on a girl.
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, that “Asher” in there is the relativiser (see my response to Reina Vered).
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".
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.
In the Anita Blake series by Laurell K, Hamilton one of the lead characters is a vampire named Asher.
Anyone named Asher should be burnt into ash, it's a festy name. Sorry no offence but it's true.
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.
It could also be a modern form of the Old English name "Æschere".
This is Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler's son's middle name. Landon Asher Barker.
I think Asher's a beautiful name for a boy, no matter how you pronounce it.
I love this name. I've got 9 months to talk my husband into it.
I think this is one of those "off beat" biblical names that is going to skyrocket in the next few years.
Pronounced ah-shehr, like "share" or "hair" but with a shorter sound.
This name is so GORGEOUS! I love it. I wanted to name my son Gabriel Asher.
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.
I think the name Asher is great. I love the meaning of the name.
There a character in the book "The Giver" named Asher. He was Jonas's best friend.
Asher comes from the word "ashar."
The original Hebrew pronunciation is ah-shair.

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