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Boy Name: Usher

Name: Usher
Pronunciation: \u-sher\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: river mouth
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Asher, Osher
Variant forms: Ussher
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 4563


Usher \u-sher\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Usher is "river mouth". Also a doorkeeper. Also an anglicisation of an Irish place name Ussery or Ossory. Literary: a famous Edgar Allan Poe tale is titled "The Fall of the House of Usher". Musician Usher Raymond.

Usher has 1 variant form: Ussher.

Baby names that sound like Usher are Asher and Osher.


Usher is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#4563 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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