Other Origin(s):Uncertain
Meaning:Happy; Blessing; Assyrian God
A variant of Asher, Osher is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin. While some scholars believe it’s derived from Ashur, the national god of the ancient Assyrians, the Book of Genesis claims Asher is the eighth son of Jacob and Zilpah, and consequently the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Asher. According to this biblical account, Asher was named as such because his birth was a joyous moment. So the moniker takes on the meaning “happy” or “blessing.” Likewise, if you want to convey the same sentiment, consider choosing Asher for your little one.
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