Abel or Asa Boy Name

posted 1 year ago in Babies
Post # 2
324 posts
Helper bee

I haven’t heard the name Asa before, but if I did I would probably assume it were a girl’s name. I love Lucas! Abel would be my second choice but I don’t love it either.

Post # 3
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I am in the US and I’ve known one person in my life named Asa, a guy I had a few classes with in college. I don’t think it’s a super weird name but I don’t love it. 

Here are some similar names that maybe you’d like more and that your husband might go for:








Post # 4
3302 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I haven’t met an Asa but I wouldn’t think it’s a weird name.

Post # 7
1582 posts
Bumble bee

When I see the name Asa i think of the woman named that on Shahs of Sunset on Bravo. 

Post # 9
574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I like Asa. There was a man in my university class called that and I liked it then too.

I also like Gideon, Asher and Jesse.

Personally I’m not a fan of Lucas (because it rhymes with mucus – but I know I’m in the minority and lots of people like it!). I do like Luke and Luca though.

How about Aslan?! I actually know a Turkish guy called this, I think it was a name there before Narnia as it’s a Turkish word.

Post # 11
4566 posts
Honey bee

I think Asa is fine.  It isn’t very popular and in real life I rarely hear it except in more traditional/conservative Jewish communities.  My only other association with the name was the big business patriarch character on a long-running soap opera.

Post # 12
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I like the name Asa. The only association with it I have is the young British actor by that name, Asa Butterfield. I agree with you, Abel has not great connotations.

What about Ari? It means “lion.” I like the name Asher a lot, too. There’s also Axel, which means “divine reward” in Hebrew, but it could get a lot of Axl Rose comments. 

Post # 13
345 posts
Helper bee

I can understand the concern with the name Abel. Maybe Asher? It’s got much more positive biblical connotations and is a Hebrew name! I’d avoid Asa since I believe moset people will assume it is a boy’s name. Lucas would be nice too but doesn’t necessarily have the Hebrew connection.

Post # 14
2814 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

Abel makes me think of Cain and Abel.

Post # 15
810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn

I have heard the name Asa before, but honestly all I think about when I hear/see it is a pain reliever medication.

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