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.
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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent variation forms of Aisha (#559 the previous year) 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 1991 (usage of 0.3664%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1089%, down 70.3%), with versions like Asia, Keisha, Lakeisha, Iesha and Kanisha becoming somewhat dated. Aisha (#559) and Fatima (#328) are two of the more trendy baby names here. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Aisha and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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.