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What does Aisha mean?

Aisha Pronunciation of Aisha [aisha] as a girls' name is pronounced ah-EE-shah, AY-shah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Aisha is "alive and well". Also possibly means "life" in Swahili. Aisha was a wife of the prophet Muhammad. The name is also linked to the moon goddess. Use in the English-speaking world is recent and many variants have been created from this name due to its pleasing sounds.

Associated with: arabic, prophet, moon, goddess.


Aisha has 62 variants: Aayshah, Aeesha, Aeeshah, Aeisha, Aesha, Aeshah, Aeshah, Aiesha, Aieshah, Aishah, Aishatu, Aishia, Aisia, Aisiah, Asha, Ashah, Ashia, Ashiah, Asia, Asiah, Ayeesa, Ayeesah, Ayeesha, Ayeeshah, Ayeisa, Ayeisah, Ayeisha, Ayeishah, Ayesha, Ayisa, Ayisah, Ayisat, Ayisha, Ayishah, Aysha, Ayshe, Ieasha, Ieashah, Ieashia, Ieashiah, Ieesha, Ieeshah, Ieeshia, Ieeshiah, Iesha, Ieshah, Ihisha, Isha, Maisha, Miesha, Myesha, Niesha, Taisha, Takisha, Teisha, Tiesha, Tinisha, Tyesha, Tyisha, Tynisha, Yiesha and Yieshah.

Related girl names: Fatima, Humayra, Kanisha, Keisha, Khadija, Lakeisha, Lanice, Myisha and Tanisha.

Creative forms:
(female) Alsha, Arsha, ..

(male) Aiphe, Aishad, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aisha Kensley (A.K.), ..

How popular is Aisha?

Aisha is a very prominent first name for females (#919 out of 4276, Top 21%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Aisha entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #449 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #491. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aisha name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aisha outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Aisha (#491 the previous year) are Fatima (#311 the previous year), Asia (#907), Asha (#1313), Khadija (#1329), Ayesha (#1497), Isha (#1683), Takisha, Taisha, Niesha, Myisha, Tanisha, Tiesha, Tyisha, Tyesha, Myesha, Tynisha, Maisha, Iesha, Ashia, Aysha, Kanisha, Keisha, Asiah, Lakeisha, Aiesha and Miesha. These forms of Aisha reached the height of their popularity in 1991 (average #1240) and have become much less popular since (#1760, 59.7%), with versions like Iesha becoming somewhat dated. Fatima is the all-time favorite, though Aisha has become popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aisha, Aiesha, Asha, Ashia, Asia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Asiah, Ayesha, Aysha, Fatima, Iesha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isha, Kanisha, Keisha, Khadija, Lakeisha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maisha, Miesha, Myesha, Myisha, Niesha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Taisha, Takisha, Tanisha, Tiesha, Tyesha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tyisha, Tynisha in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aisha outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aisha is pronounced similarly to Ieshia, Usha and Yeesha. Other suggested similar names are Abisha, Abishah, Aida, Aila, Ailsa, Aina, Akasha, Aleisha, Alesha, Aliosha, Alisa, Alisha, Alishia, Alisia, Alissa, Alista, Aloha, Alpha, Altha, Alysha, Amisa, Amisha, Amissa, Anisa, Anisha, Anissa, Anusha, Arista, Arnisha, Artha, Asa, Ashla, Ashra, Asma, Assa, Asta, Asya, Atha, Azha, Basha, Brisha, Casha, Dasha, Dosha, Elisha, Elsha, Erisha, Fusha, Githa, Irisha, Kasha, Kesha, Kiesha, Kisha, Leisha, Lesha, Licha, Lisha, Masha, Mischa, Misha, Nesha, Nisha, Pasha, Saisha, Sasha, Tasha, Tisha, Tosha and Trisha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aisha.

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