Ash name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ash mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Ash

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from Florida, U.S., the name Ash is of Irish origin and means "The tree or residue of fire".
  2. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Ash is of English origin and means "ash tree".
  3. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Ash means "Ashes and fire".
  4. According to a user from Pennsylvania, U.S., the name Ash is of English origin and means "happy".
  5. According to a user from Pennsylvania, U.S., the name Ash means "Ashes of something that's been burned".
  6. According to a user from Singapore, the name Ash means "Black dust".
  7. A user from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Ash is of English origin and means "The very best".
  8. According to a user from Palestinian Territory, the name Ash is of Japanese origin and means "Brave girl".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ash
  1. [Bot] A genus of trees of the Olive family, having opposite pinnate leaves, many of the species furnishing valuable timber, as the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and the white ash (Fraxinus Americana).
  2. The tough, elastic wood of the ash tree.

Note: Ash is used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound term; as, ash bud, ash wood, ash tree, etc.

Etymology: OE. asch esh, AS. æsc; akin to OHG. asc, Sw. & Dan. ask, Icel. askr, D. esch, G. esche

noun Ash
sing. of Ashes.

Note: Ash is rarely used in the singular except in connection with chemical or geological products; as, soda ash, coal which yields a red ash, etc., or as a qualifying or combining word; as, ash bin, ash heap, ash hole, ash pan, ash pit, ash-grey, ash-colored, pearl ash, pot ash.

verb Ash
To strew or sprinkle with ashes.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus
  2. Strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats
  3. The residue that remains when something is burned
  4. Convert into ashes
  1. (Egyptian mythology) The Egyptian god of oases.
  2. A topographic surname​ for someone who lived near ash trees.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  4. A diminutive of the female given names Ashley or Ashlee.
  5. A town in Surrey, England, near Aldershot.
  6. A village in Dover district, Kent.

Notable Persons Named Ash

Notable Persons Named Ash

Ash Carter

Ash Carter is a 25th United States Secretary of Defense, United States Deputy Secretary of Defense, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, Logistics, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquis. Ash was born on September 24th, 1954.

Ash Lieb

Ash Lieb is an artist, writer, and comedian. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Ash was born on August 22nd, 1982 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Ash Williams

Ash Williams is a houseware clerk at s-mart, zombie/deadite hunter, exorcist, and zombie.


Ash King

Ash King is a pop music and soul music singing. He plays Vocals. His career lasted from 2009 to 2009. Ash was given the name Ashutosh Ganguly on August 3rd, 1984 in London. Ash is also known as Ash King.

Ash Stymest

Ash was given the name Ashley Stymest on July 31st, 1991 in England.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ash

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ash

Leslie Ash

Leslie Ash is an actress and writer. She was most active from 1964 to 1964. Leslie was born on February 19th, 1960 in Clapham, London, England.

Lauren Ash

Lauren Ash is an actor and actress. Lauren was born on February 4th, 1983 in Belleville, Ontario.

Mary Kay Ash

Mary Kay Ash was a founder of mary kay cosmetics, mary kay, and founder ofmary kaycosmetics. Mary was born on May 12th, 1918 in Hot Wells, Harris County, Texas, USA. She left this life on November 22nd, 2001.

Erica Ash

Erica Ash is an actress, comedian, model, and singer. Erica was born in 1974.


Daniel Ash

Daniel Ash is an alternative rock, gothic rock, post-punk, and electronic music musician. He plays Guitar, Keyboard instrument, Saxophone, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1979 to 1979. Daniel was born Daniel Ash on July 31st, 1957 in Northampton.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ash U.S.
  White 81.09% 64.26%
  African American 13.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ash

People with the last name Ash are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ash

  • How Popular is the name Ash? Ash is the 8,604th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ash was the 1,709th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ash have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,444 babies born with the first name Ash in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ash to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ash? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ash first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ash is Wednesday, February 8th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Ash born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ash was in 2019 with a total of 144 babies.
  • Random Ash Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ash is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Ash: The name spelled backwards is Hsa. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ahs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ash? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,030 people with the last name Ash.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ash? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Ash as their last name.
  • Ash name meaning

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