Meaning and Origin of Asa - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Asa

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Japanese : Born in the morning

Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Healer

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Japanese : variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically. It can mean ‘morning’, but the most likely meaning is ‘hemp’, making it a topographic or occupational name. Both forms are found mostly in Amami, one of the Ryūkyū Islands.
  • Hungarian : from Assa, a pet form of the ecclesiastical personal name Asbót (see Oswald).