WHAT IT MEANS: Doctor
WHERE IT ORIGINATED: This ancient Hebrew name was borne by a king of Judah in the Old Testament and has been quietly used since.
POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: It could be shortened to Ace.
KNOW THIS: Asa is traditionally masculine. It is currently the 562nd most popular name for boys in the U.S.
POP CULTURE CONNECTION: Young actor Asa Butterfield—star of Hugo and Ender’s Game—has brought this name back into the limelight.