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Gender of Asher.

Asher is a name usually given to males.

In a sample of all names from the US Census during the years 1890 to 2006, all of the children named Asher were boys.

Although Asher is male, why is it sometimes used for girls? Often a name is taken from a neutral concept with no implied gender. Sometimes the name can be derived from two different sources, one male and one female. Names sometimes change gender over time!


Meanings of the name Asher.

The following meanings are associated with the name Asher:

  • Blessed
  • Happy
  • Happiness

Origins of Asher.

Some of the origins of Asher are: Hebrew and Biblical.

Names related to Asher.

Names with the same meaning as Asher are: Atara, Ataret, Baruch, Bea, Bendek, Benecia, Benedict, Benedicto, Benen, Benin, Benito, Benneit, Baraka, Brachah, Eadig, Gweneth, Gwenith, Gwennan, Gwenneth, Gwyneth, Gwynith, Keitaro, Macaria, Mubarak, Barack, Rhydwen, Saelac, Selik, Sena, Terehasa, Anandita, Blithe, Blythe, Chittatosh, Content, Dilkush, Edith, Edythe, Elata, Eunice, Eustace, Falicia, Felecia, Felice, Feliciano, Felicita, Felicitas, Gainell, Gay, Gaye, Gaynell, Glad, Harsh, Harshini, Hilario, Hiolair, Idelle, Jabulani, Jovita, Khushwant, Kushaal, Kushala, Laetitia, Lakesha, Lakeshia, Lakiesha, Lakisha, Laquisha, Lateisha, Latesha, Laticia, Letitia, Licia, Mab, Macario, Meadhra, Merry, Naim, Nandita, Nara, Nishok, Pellkita, Rafa, Saidah, Sampreet, Taruh, Tayte, Toshith, Vidor, Vinod, Xin Qian, Yi, Yi Ze, Yue Yan, Zorion, Eutychus, Felix, Abhinandana, Adrina, Alegria, Amoda, Chittaprasad, Dakarai, Farha, Felicia, Felicity, Fisseha, Gilli, Harsha, Kalyan, Mabbina, Makenna, Mave, Meadhbh, Pramod, Santosh, Sanyu, Thabo, Tusti and Gudgodah.

Lucky numbers for Asher.

Number 7 playing card;©V.H.Smith

The numerological number for the name Asher is 7.

Some two digit lucky numbers for Asher are: 16 25 34 43 52 61 70 79 88 97.

What does this mean? If you believe in numbers having mystical powers, it could be something very important. You could look for a spouse with the same numerological number and choose your house or the date of an important even based on it. For most of us it is just a bit of fun. See if you have the same numerological number as any special person in your life.

How do you work out your numerological number? You use a special alphabet which gives a value to each of letters and then add the values of the letters in your name. You can see excactly how we calculated seven as the lucky number for Asher here: Calculating lucky numbers for Asher.


Popularity of Asher.

Graph of popularity of Asher

Asher was most popular in the year 2006, where it was at position two hundred and fifty-two for the whole of the USA.

Asher increased in popularity between 2001 and 2006 from position five hundred and twenty-nine to position two hundred and fifty-two.

The most popular decade for the name Asher was from 2000 to 2009.

The last time that the name was in the top 1000 names in the USA census data was in 2006, where it was at position ninety-four.


Rabbis

There are thirteen Rabbis called Asher.

Here are the first ten. See Rabbis who have the name Asher for the full list.

  • Asher ben Jehiel

    Asher ben Jehiel (Hebrew, אשר בן יחיאל, or Asher ben Yechiel, sometimes Asheri) (1250 or 1259 – 1327) was an eminent rabbi and Talmudist best known for his abstract of Talmudic law. He is often referred to as Rabbenu Asher, “our Rabbi Asher” or by the Hebrew acronym for this title, the ROSH (Hebrew, רא"ש, literally "Head").... (extract from the wikipedia article on Asher ben Jehiel)

  • Jacob ben Asher

    Jacob ben Asher, also known as Ba'al ha-Turim, was born in Cologne, Germany in about 1269 and died in Toledo, Spain in about 1343. Translated from Hebrew biography in Bar Ilan CD-ROMGoldin, Hyman E.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Jacob ben Asher)

  • Bahya ben Asher

    Bahye ben Asher ibn Halawa also known as Rabbeinu Behaye, born about the middle of the thirteenth century at Saragossa, died 1340, was a rabbi and scholar of Judaism. He was a commentator on the Hebrew Bible and is noted for introducing Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) into study of the Torah.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Bahya ben Asher)

  • Aryeh Leib ben Asher Gunzberg

    Rabbi Aryeh Leib ben Asher Gunzberg (aka Shaagas Aryeh) (Hebrew: אריה ליב גינסבורג) was born in Lithuania, c. 1695, and died at Metz, France June 23, 1785.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Aryeh Leib ben Asher Gunzberg)

  • Abraham David ben Asher Anshel Buczacz

    Abraham David ben Asher Anshel Wahrman (1770 at Nadworna–1840 at Buczacz) (Hebrew: אברהם דוד מבוטשאטש), was a Galician Talmudist.... ( from the wikipedia article on Abraham David ben Asher Anshel Buczacz)

  • Naftali Asher Yeshayahu Moscowitz

    Grand Rabbi Naftali Asher Yeshayahu Moscowitz is the Melitzer Rebbe of Ashdod, Israel and author of the Peiros Hailan halachic discourses on the laws of Chol HaMoed and the Nefesh Chaya a commentary and linear interpretation of the Book of Psalms.... ( from the wikipedia article on Naftali Asher Yeshayahu Moscowitz)

  • Judah ben Asher

    Judah ben Asher (June 30, 1270–July 4, 1349) was a German Talmudist and later rabbi of Toledo, Spain, brother of Jacob ben Asher ("Ba'al ha-Ṭurim"). These dates are deduced from the evidence furnished by Judah's testament and epitaphs (Luzzatto, Abne Zikkaron, No.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Judah ben Asher)

  • Asher Wade

    Asher Wade is a Rabbi... (extract from the wikipedia article on Asher Wade)

  • Aaron ben Asher of Karlin

    Aaron Ben Asher of Karlin (June 6, 1802-June 23, 1872), known as Rabbi Aaron II of Karlin, was one of the most famous rabbis of the Ḥasidim in northwestern Russia.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Aaron ben Asher of Karlin)

  • Asher Lopatin

    Asher Lopatin is an American rabbi. He is rabbi of congregation Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel, a Modern Orthodox synagogue in Chicago.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Asher Lopatin)

Writers

There are twelve Writers called Asher.

Here are the first ten. See Writers who have the name Asher for the full list.

  • Levi Asher

    Levi Asher (18 November 1961, in Queens, New York) is a New York-based writer and web designer responsible for Literary Kicks (litkicks.com), Queensboro Ballads, a movie version of the Dostoevsky novel Notes From Underground and other digital projects.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Levi Asher)

  • Neal Asher

    Neal Asher (born 1961 in Billericay, Essex, England) is an English science fiction writer. His parents both are educators and science fiction fans.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Neal Asher)

  • William Asher

    William Asher is a Writer... ( from the wikipedia article on William Asher)

  • John Mallory Asher

    John Mallory Asher is a Writer... (extract from the wikipedia article on John Mallory Asher)

  • Tony Asher

    Tony Asher (born in London in 1939) is an American lyricist who co-wrote much of The Beach Boys 1966 album Pet Sounds in conjunction with front man Brian Wilson, including such classic songs as "God Only Knows" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice". Asher, who formally only helped Wilson's ideas come into words, still managed to have some influence on the album.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Tony Asher)

  • Neil Asher Silberman

    Neil Asher Silberman (born June 19, 1950, Boston, Massachusetts) is an archaeologist and historian with a special interest in history, archaeology, public interpretation and heritage policy. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and was trained in Near Eastern archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Neil Asher Silberman)

  • Reuben Asher Braudes

    Reuben As(c)her Braudes, Reuven Asher Braudes (; ; 1851, Wilna - October 18, 1902, Vienna) was a Lithuania-born Hebrew novelist and journalist.... ( from the wikipedia article on Reuben Asher Braudes)

  • Richard Asher

    Richard Asher is a Writer... (extract from the wikipedia article on Richard Asher)

  • Asher Salah

    Asher Salah (born in 1967 in Florence, Italy) is an Israeli historian. He is one of the leading specialists in Italian Hebrew literature and a translator of Hebrew literature.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Asher Salah)

  • Michael Asher (explorer)

    Michael Asher is an author, historian, deep ecologist, and notable desert explorer who has covered more than 30,000 miles on foot and camel. He spent three years living with a traditional nomadic tribe in the Sudan.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Michael Asher (explorer))

Actors

There are five Actors called Asher.

  • Jane Asher

    Jane Asher is an Actor... ( from the wikipedia article on Jane Asher)

  • Peter Asher

    Willesden, Middlesex, EnglandGRO Register of Births: June 1944 3a 826 Willesden - Peter Asher, mmn = Eliot... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Peter Asher)

  • John Mallory Asher

    John Mallory Asher is an Actor... (extract from the wikipedia article on John Mallory Asher)

  • Asher Keddie

    Asher Keddie (born 1974) is an Australian actress who is best known for her role in critically acclaimed Australian TV drama series Love My Way.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Asher Keddie)

  • Asher Book

    Asher Book is an Actor... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Asher Book)

Judges

There are three Judges called Asher.

  • Asher B. Bates

    Asher B. Bates (1810–1873) was a lawyer and politician in the United States state of Michigan and in the Kingdom of Hawaii.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Asher B. Bates)

  • Asher G. Caruth

    Asher G. Caruth is a Judge... (extract from the wikipedia article on Asher G. Caruth)

  • Asher Dan Grunis

    Asher Grunis (, born 1945) is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, appointed to the Court in 2003.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Asher Dan Grunis)

Film Directors

There are three Film Directors called Asher.

  • William Asher

    William Asher is a Film Director... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Asher)

  • John Mallory Asher

    John Mallory Asher is a Film Director... (abstract from the wikipedia article on John Mallory Asher)

  • Robert Asher

    Robert Asher (1919 – 1979) was a British film and television director.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Robert Asher)

Criminals

There are three Criminals called Asher.

  • Barbara Asher

    Barbara Asher (born c. 1950) is a professional dominatrix from Boston, Massachusetts.... ( from the wikipedia article on Barbara Asher)

  • Asher Weisgan

    Asher Weisgan (1966 - December 22, 2006) was an Israeli bus driver who shot and killed four Palestinians and injured two others in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh on 17 August 2005. Weisgan wanted to disrupt the Israeli Government's unilateral disengagement plan in Gaza by sparking a Palestinian reaction.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Asher Weisgan)

  • Bob Asher

    Robert B. "Bob" Asher (born September 7, 1937) is an American political figure, businessman and convicted felon from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.... ( from the wikipedia article on Bob Asher)

Cinematographers

There are two Cinematographers called Asher.

  • John Mallory Asher

    John Mallory Asher is a Cinematographer... (abstract from the wikipedia article on John Mallory Asher)

  • Jack Asher

    Jack Asher (29 March 1916, London – 1991) was an English cinematographer. His brother Robert Asher was a film and TV director.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Jack Asher)

Philosophers

There are two Philosophers called Asher.

  • Michael Asher (artist)

    Michael Asher (artist) is a Philosopher... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Michael Asher (artist))

  • Jane Asher

    Jane Asher is a Philosopher... ( from the wikipedia article on Jane Asher)

Physicists

There are two Physicists called Asher.

  • Asher Peres

    Asher Peres (; January 30, 1934 - January 1, 2005) was an Israeli physicist, considered a pioneer in quantum information theory. According to his autobiography, he was born in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne in France, where his father, a Polish electrical engineer, had found work laying down power lines.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Asher Peres)

  • David J. Asher

    David J. Asher (born 1966, Edinburgh) is a British astronomer, who works at the Armagh Observatory (IAU code 981) in Northern Ireland.... (extract from the wikipedia article on David J. Asher)

Poets

There are two Poets called Asher.

  • Levi Asher

    Levi Asher (18 November 1961, in Queens, New York) is a New York-based writer and web designer responsible for Literary Kicks (litkicks.com), Queensboro Ballads, a movie version of the Dostoevsky novel Notes From Underground and other digital projects.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Levi Asher)

  • Jehiel ben Asher

    Jehiel ben Asher was a Jewish liturgical poet; flourished in Andalusia in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. He was the author of four liturgical poems, mentioned by Zunz ("L.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Jehiel ben Asher)

Architects

There are two Architects called Asher.

  • Asher Benjamin

    Asher Benjamin is an Architect... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Asher Benjamin)

  • Daniel Asher Alexander

    Daniel Asher Alexander (1768–1846) was a British architect and engineer.... ( from the wikipedia article on Daniel Asher Alexander)

Dancers

There is one Dancer called Asher.

  • Asher Book

    Asher Book is a Dancer... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Asher Book)

Explorers

There is one Explorer called Asher.

  • Michael Asher (explorer)

    Michael Asher is an author, historian, deep ecologist, and notable desert explorer who has covered more than 30,000 miles on foot and camel. He spent three years living with a traditional nomadic tribe in the Sudan.... ( from the wikipedia article on Michael Asher (explorer))

Cricket Players

There is one Cricket Player called Asher.

  • A.G.G. Asher

    Sir Augustus Gordon Grant Asher CBE (18 December, 1861 in India-15 June, 1930)Godwin, p30 was a Scottish international rugby and cricket player.Bath, p104... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on A.G.G. Asher)

Golfers

There is one Golfer called Asher.

  • Asher Isso

    Asher Isso (, born in Ethiopia) is an Israeli golfer who was the first golfer to win the Caesaria country club's tournament from the Beta Israel community... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Asher Isso)

Journalists

There is one Journalist called Asher.

  • Reuben Asher Braudes

    Reuben As(c)her Braudes, Reuven Asher Braudes (; ; 1851, Wilna - October 18, 1902, Vienna) was a Lithuania-born Hebrew novelist and journalist.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Reuben Asher Braudes)

Painters

There is one Painter called Asher.

  • Asher Brown Durand

    Asher Brown Durand is a Painter... (extract from the wikipedia article on Asher Brown Durand)

Physicians

There is one Physician called Asher.

  • Richard Asher

    Richard Asher is a Physician... ( from the wikipedia article on Richard Asher)

Sex Workers

There is one Sex Worker called Asher.

  • Barbara Asher

    Barbara Asher (born c. 1950) is a professional dominatrix from Boston, Massachusetts.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Barbara Asher)

Astronomers

There is one Astronomer called Asher.

  • David J. Asher

    David J. Asher (born 1966, Edinburgh) is a British astronomer, who works at the Armagh Observatory (IAU code 981) in Northern Ireland.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on David J. Asher)

Asher

Gender: usually male

Meaning: Blessed, Happy and Happiness

Origin: Hebrew and Biblical

Lucky Number: Seven

Popularity: Position 252 in 2006, currently increasing

Famous people

Thirteen Rabbis

Twelve Writers

Five Actors

Three Judges

Three Film Directors

Three Criminals

Two Cinematographers

Two Philosophers

Two Physicists

Two Poets

Two Architects

One Dancer

One Explorer

One Cricket Player

One Golfer

One Journalist

One Painter

One Physician

One Sex Worker

One Astronomer