[ 2 syll. as-her, ash-er ] The baby girl name Asher is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced AE-SHahR in English †. Asher's origin is Hebrew and Old English, and its use, English. Hebrew origin: It is a biblical name derived literally from the word asher which is of the meaning 'happy, blessed'. The name has been given to girls, under the influence of the name Ashley. See Asher for more information.
Asher is a familiar form of the English Ashley.
Asher is not commonly used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Asher, Ashley was the most popular. Asher has primarily been a boy name in the last century.
† Pronunciation for Asher: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"