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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Asha

Asha is a girl’s name with multiple origins. It has Sanskrit roots that mean ‘hope.’ Asha also has an Arabic origin that means ‘alive and healthy.’ Aisha, which means life in Swahili, is also a source of this name. According to alternative etymologies, Asha can be translated into various meanings, including ‘happy,’ ‘life,’ ‘wish,’ and ‘desire.’

Asha is also a concept of ‘truth and order’ in Zoroastrianism. It is the name of one of the seven divine entities of the Amesha Spenta, who is a personification of ‘genius,’ ‘truth’ or ‘righteousness.’ This persona is generally known as Asha Vahishta, ‘best truth,’ in the Zoroastrian religious text ‘Younger Avesta.’

Although the name Asha is lovely, there are many variants. Aisha, Ayesha, Ashia, Aesha, Aishah, Aicha, Ayisha, Ashah, Ashiya, Asya, Ashi, Ashly, Ashleigh, Ashlee, and Ashlyn are some of the most well-liked variants of the name Asha. Because each variant has a distinct pronunciation and spelling, parents may choose the one that most closely matches their tastes.

After Ashley’s ascent in the 1980s and 1990s, all baby names with an Ash-related suffix have been popular in the United States for girls and boys, from Ashlyn to Ashby, Ashton to Asher. Asha belongs to this category despite having distinct origins.

In recent years, the name Asha has grown in popularity, especially in the US, where it is frequently chosen as a fresh and original substitute for more conventional names. It has also been incorporated into popular culture, appearing as the name of Asha Greyjoy in the epic novel and television series ‘Game of Thrones.’

A few other fictional characters with this name are Asha, one of the characters in the story ‘The Fountain of Fair Fortune’ within Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling,

Asha Grant is the main character in the Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, and Asha is a character in the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray.


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How To Pronounce Asha?


Famous People With The Name Asha

  • Asha BhosleIndian playback singer, for films, one of the most successful singers in Indian cinema
  • Asha ParekhIndian Hindi film actress of the 1960s-1970s, one of the most successful actresses of the 1960s and 1970s
  • Asha PuthliIndia-born jazz singer, recorded solo albums for EMI, CBS/Sony, and RCA
  • Asha Ama DanielsFashion designer, finalist in premiere season of reality show Project Runway
  • Asha LeoBritish fashion model and television presenter, host of Access Hollywood

Asha On The Popularity Chart

The name of Sanskrit origin rose to prominence in the early 90s. Check the graphs below for more information.

Popularity Over Time

From 90 babies per million named Asha in 1984, the name has risen in popularity peaking at 250 babies per million in 2000.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

Asha ranked the highest in 1989, but has experienced a slow decline over the years. Go through the graph to know more.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Asha

Asha is a sweet and simple name. If you want a similar-sounding name but with a different meaning, here are some suggestions.

Names With Similar Meaning As Asha

If you love the meaning of Asha, and want to explore more names with similar meaning, go through the list below.

Name Numerology For Asha

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