Asa: Fit for a King

Asa name meaning is "healer". Asa was a biblical King of Judah.

The meaning of Asa is “healer”

You might have noticed that royalty in the Bible get a lot of notice for the good they did while serving the Lord or, in contrast, their failure to do so. King Asa, despite some mishaps, can be an inspiration to use today as it says he was “wholly true to the LORD all his days”.

Asa was popular in the late 1800’s for boys, but has seen a revival recently, probably due to the english actor bearing the name. Even more interesting is that Asa is used for both a boys and a girls name today.


Original Language + Form: Hebrew אסא

Range of Meanings: Commonly accepted to mean “healer”, but definitive meaning unknown.

Concept: Unknown

References or Context: King Asa was the third king of the kingdom of Judah and he reign for a long 41 years. The majority of Judah’s rulers are known for their evil deeds and did not serve the Lord. In contrast the Bible says in 1 Kings 15:14 says, “the heart of Asa was wholly true to the LORD all his days.” For the complete story of Asa read 2 Chronicles, chapters 14-16.

And Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God. He took away the foreign altars and the high places and broke down the pillars and cut down the Asherim and commanded Judah to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, and to keep the law and the commandment. He also took out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the incense altars. And the kingdom had rest under him. He built fortified cities in Judah, for the land had rest. He had no war in those years, for the Lord gave him peace.

2 Chronicles 14:2-6

If you like the biblical baby name Asa, you will love: Esli

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