Asa is a given name in several parts of the world. In English, the usual pronunciation is /ˈsə/ or /ˈzə/.

  • Asa (אסא): derived from the Hebrew language, as the name appears in the Old Testament to designate the third King of Judah, who reigned for forty years. It became a popular American name because of the influence of the Puritans in the 17th century.
  • Asa: a Hebrew name meaning healer and/or physician (Ase).
  • Åsa (pronounced "o-sa"): a Swedish name related to one of the most ancient Norse names, referencing Æsir, which means "gods".
  • Asa (pronounced "asha"): a Yoruba language word which means or refers to the 'hawk' bird.
  • Asa (pronounced "aa-saa"): an Igbo Nigerian name with the meaning "Beautiful”
  • Asa (朝 or あさ): Japanese name meaning "morning".
  • Asa: Indonesian for "Hope".
  • Asa: Portuguese means "Wing".
  • Asa: [Malagasy] (native tongue of Madagascar) means "Work."
  • Asha : Nepali means "Hope"
  • Asa: Punjabi means “Hope”
  • Asa: Filipino means “Hope”.

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  • Asa of Judah, third king of Judah, son of Abijam, grandson of Rehoboam

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