Meaning:Happy; Ash tree
Ash is a gender-neutral name derived from the Hebrew title Asher, meaning “happy.” Nature lovers may also recognize this arboreal title from British origins, relating to the verdant ash tree. The Vikings and Gaels considered the ash tree a symbol of protection believed to preserve the purity of holy wells and springs. In Ireland, more than half of the sacred guardian trees were ash, and the Irish refused to cut them down for fear of the sidhe—an underground place where the faeries live in Gaelic folklore. Ash is smooth and flows off the tongue like a sigh, reminiscent of the calmness that follows a raging fire. A bewitching appellation beloved worldwide, baby Ash may carry a joyful demeanor with undertones of mysticism.
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