[ 2 syll. as-ha, ash-a ] The baby girl name Asha is pronounced as AA-SHaa- or AE-SH-aa- †.
1: Asha is used chiefly in the African, English, Indian, and Swahili languages. Its origin is Sanskrit. It is derived literally from the word 'asha' meaning desire, hope, hopeful.
Aasha (Indian), Ascha, Ash, Ashah, Ashia, Ashiah, and Ashra are variants of Asha.
2: Asha is used chiefly in African and English. Its origin is African-Swahili. Here, the meaning is life.
The name Eshe (African) is a variant of Asha.
In addition, Asha is a variant of the name Aisha (African, Arabic, English, and Swahili) in the Arabic and English languages.
See also the related categories, swahili, life, desire (heart), sanskrit, and indian.
Asha is an uncommon baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1998, 0.013% of baby girls were named Asha. It was #853 in rank then. The baby name has seen a steep loss in popularity since then, and is today of infrequent use. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Asha, Aisha was the most widely used.
Baby names that sound like Asha include Ashyia, Aaisha, Aaishah, Aasha, Aayshah, Acai, Acca, Acho, Achsa, Achsah, Acie, Aeeshah, Aeisha, Aga, Agaue, Aggi, Aggie, Aggy, Agi, and Agie.
† Pronunciation for Asha: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)"