Ashley

Ashley comes from an English surname, a habitational name meaning “ash tree clearing” made up from Old English æsċ (ash tree) and leah (wood, clearing). Ashley was originally used as a boy’s name but it became popular as a girl’s name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ashlee (English) Ashleigh (English) Ashlea (English) Ashlie (English) Ashlyn (English) Ashlynn (English)…

Asher

Asher comes from a Hebrew name meaning “happy, blessed”. Asher is also a surname, originating from the given name but as an English surname it’s a topographical name for someone who lived near an ash tree made up from Middle English asche (ash) combined with the habitational suffix -er. Nicknames: Ash Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aser (Biblical…

Nash

Nash comes from an English surname, a topographical name for someone who lived near an ash tree. It’s made up from Middle English atten ash or atte nash meaning “at the ash tree” or “near an ash tree”, made up from Old English æsċ (ash tree; and in a more poetic sense “spear”, as well as also being…

Ashton

Ashton comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning “ash tree town”, composed from Old English elements aesc (ash tree) and tun (enclosure, settlement). Origin: Old English Variants: Asheton