Origin: Hebrew אָסָא
The name is borne in the Old Testament by a king of Judah. In the English-speaking world, the name did not become common until after the Protestant Reformation.
Currently, Asa is 586th most popular male name in the United States, (2010).
Origin: Old Norse
The name is derived from the Old Norse, áss, meaning “god.”
The name appears in the Ynglinga’s Saga, as the name of the daughter of the Swedish king, Ingjald.
Other forms of the name include:
A few obscure masculine forms include the
Asi (Danish: archaic)
Ási (Icelandic/Faroese/Old Norse)
Ase (Swedish: archaic)
The designated name-day in Sweden is September 12.