What is the meaning of the name "Asha?"


According to BabyNamesWorld, the name "Asha" means "hope" or "wish" according to its Indian and Sanskrit origins, and it means "life" in Swahili. The name is used in African nations and Hindi-, Swahili- and English-speaking countries.

"Asha" is a fairly uncommon name in the U.S., ranking at 976th in the U.S. in 2006. Similar names to "Asha" are "Anya," "Anjali," "Akira," "Aisha," "Aliya," "Ava," "Acacia" and "Akasha." "Asha" is a girl's name in Swahili. According to BabyNames.com, "Asha" was most popular in 1989. "Asha" is also the name of a divinity in Zoroastrianism, the Amesha Spenta, and is considered the genius of "righteousness" or "truth."

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