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What does Aisha mean?

Aisha \a(i)-sha\ 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.


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.

For more information, see also related girl names Fatima, Kanisha, Keisha, Khadija, Lakeisha, Lanice, Myisha and Tanisha.


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)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Aisha for girls. Aisha entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #468 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is presently at #559. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aisha name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Aisha and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Aisha (#559 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Fatima (#328 the previous year), Asia (#806), Tanisha, Miesha, Tyesha, Tiesha, Kanisha, Asha, Iesha, Keisha and Lakeisha. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in the year 1991 and have become much less popular since, with versions like Asia, Tanisha, Tyesha, Lakeisha and Keisha becoming somewhat dated. Aisha (#559) and Fatima (#328) are two of the more trendy baby names here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aisha, Asha, Asia, Fatima, Iesha, Kanisha, Keisha, Lakeisha, Miesha, Tanisha in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tiesha, Tyesha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Aisha is pronounced similarly to Usha. Other suggested similar baby names are Abisha, Alisha, Amisha, Anisha, Asa, Assa, Asya, Azha, Kisha, Lisha, Misha, Nisha and Tisha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aisha.