Popularity:2868
Origin:Arabic
Other Origin(s):Swahili, African, Sanskrit, Persian, Indian
Meaning:Life; One who lives well; Likeness; Adornment; Hope; Wish; Desire
Asha is a girl’s name of Arabic, Swahili, Persian, Indian, and Sanskrit origin. From the Arabic Ayasha or Aisha, and the Swahili word ishi, this translates to "life" or "one that lives well," inspiring plenty of longevity for baby. Asha also has Persian roots, translating to "likeness" or "adornment." If you want to encourage your little one's optimistic spirit, Asha can also come from the Hindi āśā and Sanskrit āśaṃs, meaning "hopeful," "wish," or "desire." But no matter which meaning you prefer, Asha is a one-of-a-kind name that exudes emotions of happiness and hope, ensuring baby is joyfully received everywhere they go! Notable namesakes include Indian actress Asha Parekh, Pakistani actress Asha Posley, and the fictional character Asha Greyjoy from George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.
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Behind the Name, Asha (2), April 2022

Quranic Names, Asha, A Non-Quranic Name for Boys and Girls

Quranic Names, Ayasha, A Quranic Name for Girls

Wisdom Library, Asha, Āsā, Āsa, Asa, Asā, Āśā, Aśa, Āśa: 29 definitions

DDSA: A Practical Hindi-English Dictionary, आशा

DDSA: A Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary, आशंस्

WordSense, Asha

IMDb, Asha Parekh

IMDb, Asha Posley](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0692695/)

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