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What does Ayesha mean?

Ayesha [aye-sha] as a girls' name is of Persian origin, and the meaning of Ayesha is "small one". Also variant of Aisha.

Associated with: small (little).


Ayesha has 50 alternative forms via Aisha: Aayshah, Aeesha, Aeeshah, Aeisha, Aesha, Aeshah, Aiesha, Aieshah, Aishah, Aishia, Aisia, Asha, Ashah, Ashia, Asia, Ayeesa, Ayeesah, Ayeesha, Ayeeshah, Ayeisa, Ayeisah, Ayeisha, Ayeishah, Ayisa, Ayisah, Ayisat, Ayisha, Ayishah, Aysha, Ayshe, Ieasha, Ieesha, Ieeshah, Ieeshia, Iesha, Ieshah, Ihisha, Isha, Maisha, Miesha, Myesha, Niesha, Taisha, Teisha, Tiesha, Tyesha, Tyisha, Tynisha, Yiesha and Yieshah.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ayeshaia, Ayesia, ..

(male) Ayeshaad, Ayeshaun, ..

How popular is Ayesha?

Ayesha is a very prominent first name for women (#2020 out of 4276, Top 47%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Ayesha for girls. Ayesha entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #1182 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #1471. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Ayesha and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Ayesha (#1471 in recent rankings) are Aisha (#559 in recent rankings), Asia (#806), Asha (#1207), Isha (#1587), Tiesha, Taisha, Tyesha, Tyisha, Tynisha, Niesha, Myesha, Iesha, Aysha, Aiesha, Maisha, Miesha and Ashia. Other forms, like Aesha, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Ayesha was widespread 23 years ago (average #1244) and is now much reduced (#1757, 74%), with versions such as Asia becoming somewhat outmoded. Asia is the steady favorite, although Aisha seems to be gaining popularity too.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Asia, Aysha, Iesha, Isha, Maisha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miesha, Myesha, Niesha, Taisha, Tiesha in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Ayesha is pronounced similarly to Eyeesha, Ieshia, Usha and Yeesha. Other recommended names are Abeesha, Abisha, Agetha, Akasha, Aleesha, Aleisha, Alesha, Aleshia, Alesia, Alessa, Alesta, Aletha, Alisha, Alyosha, Alysha, Amisha, Anessa, Anisha, Anusha, Aretha, Asa, Assa, Asya, Ayeeda, Azha, Elesha, Keesha, Kesha, Kiesha, Leesha, Lesha, Myeisha, Myeshia, Myiesha, Myisha, Neesha, Nesha, Saesha and Stesha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ayesha.