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Usher is a baby boy’s name that comes from English and French (meaning “doorman”) as well as Yiddish (meaning “happy, blessed”). Usher is not a common name, but is best known as the name of famous musician and dancer Usher Raymond IV.

Meaning of the name Usher:

English, French: doorman
Hebrew: happy, blessed

Origin of the name Usher:

Usher is a baby boy’s name of English, French, and Hebrew origin. Usher is an English and French surname that means “doorman” and is an occupation name for someone who guides people to their seats in a theater or other events. Usher is also the Yiddish form of the Hebrew name Asher and means “happy, blessed”.

Symbolism of the name Usher:

Usher means “doorman” and was originally an occupational surname. An usher is a person working in a theater, church, or for special events such as weddings. They meet guests at the door and escort them to their seats.

Style of the name Usher:


Gender of the name Usher:

Usher is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Usher:


Number of syllables in the name Usher:


Emotion evoked from the name Usher:

Usher evokes feelings of talent and hard work.

Alternative spellings for the name Usher:

Asher, Ushr

Nicknames for the name Usher:

  • Sher
  • Yu
  • Ush

Popularity of the name Usher:

According to the Social Security Administration, Usher is an uncommon baby boy’s name. It has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names list.

Related names for the name Usher:

Great middle names for the name Usher and their meanings:

  • Jericho (Biblical place name)
  • Winston (wine’s town)
  • Orion (boundary, limit)
  • Augustus (great, magnificent)
  • Soren (stern)
  • Atlas (bearer of the heavens)
  • Kanye (honor, tribute)
  • Pierce (son of Piers)

Famous people with the name Usher:

  • Usher Terry Raymond IV (American singer)
  • Usher Terry “Cinco” Raymond V (son of American singer Usher)
  • James Guy Usher (American actor)

Ushers in popular culture:

  • Usher syndrome (medicine, a disease that causes both blindness and deafness)
  • Julian “Usher” Browning (theater, “Universal's Halloween Horror Nights”)
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