Nash Meaning and Origin

The name Nash is a boy’s name meaning “at the ash tree” and is of English origin. The name Nash comes from a topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree from the Middle English atten ash ‘at the ash’. It also comes from a habitational name from many places in England and Wales. Alternatively, it could possibly be an Americanized form of similar-sounding Jewish surnames. Nash has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is often used as a shortened form of names such as Nathaniel or Ashton. Nash is the surname of the American mathematician John Nash, who was the subject of the book and film “A Beautiful Mind.” John Nash was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994 for his work on game theory. Nash is easy to say and spell. It has a familiarity without being common and is very American in the best of ways. Nash is the name of a star located in the constellation of Sagittarius.

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