Name: Asa

Origin and Meaning of the Name Asa

  • Meaning:
    Doctor; healer
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  • Pronunciation:
    (AY sah); (AH sah)
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    Itself (Asa)
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    English and Hebrew speaking countries
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    In the Bible, Asa was the name of the third king of Judah. His father was the wicked Abijah. His grandmother was Maacah, a blasphemer. Against the odds of having a wicked father, Abijah, and a grandmother (Maacah) who was blasphemous, Asa became a righteous king who ruled for 40 years and righted many wrongs of those rulers who came before him.

    The name Asa enjoyed considerable popularity in England and the US in the 19th century, but experienced a sharp decline in the 20th century. It is slowly gaining back some of its former popularity today, in the footsteps of similar names like Ezra and Isaiah.

    Asa Candler was the founder of the Coca-Cola drinks company. Asa was the first name of A. Philip Randolph, a well-known civil rights leader in early twentieth century America who founded the first black labor union.

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