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What does Jaleesa mean?

Jaleesa Pronunciation of Jaleesa [jaleesa] as a girls' name. Modern name: the Ja- prefix with Lisa. The name was used for a character in the TV series "A Different World".

Associated with: modern.


Jaleesa has 7 variants: Geleexa, Jaleisa, Jaliza, Jilleesa, Jilleisa, Joleesa and Joleisa.

18 more related forms via Ja-, Lisa: Jakeisha, Jalaina, Jalayna, Jalea, Jaleese, Jalena, Jalessa, Jalicia, Jalisa, Jalissa, Jameisha, Jameka, Jamesha, Jamiesha, Janecia, Janeesa, Janeese and Leesa.

Creative forms:
(female) Jaleeca, Jeleesa, ..

(male) Jaleean, Jaleeri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jaleesa Octavia (J.O.), ..

How popular is Jaleesa?

Jaleesa is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2948 out of 4276, Top 69%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jaleesa entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #657 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Lisa (#749 the previous year), Jamesha, Leesa, Jameka, Jalissa, Jalessa and Jalisa are the popular varying forms of Jaleesa. Other variants, like Jalena, are seldom used. These forms of Jaleesa were at the height of their popularity in the 1960s (median #1608) and have become significantly less common since (#1843, down 99.6%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jaleesa, Jalessa, Jalisa, Jalissa, Jameka in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamesha, Leesa, Lisa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jaleesa is alike in pronunciation to Jelisa, Jelissa, Jillesa, Jolisa, Jolissa, Julisa, Julissa and Julyssa. Other recommended names are Aleesa, Caleena, Calyssa, Caresa, Carmesa, Danessa, Eleisa, Haleema, Jacee, Jacenda, Jacenta, Jaeda, Jaena, Jakleen, Jameela, Jameelah, Jamela, James, Janaea, Jancess, Janea, Janeen, Janela, Janelba, Janella, Janessa, Janesse, Janeta, Janetta, Janeva, Janevra (see Geneva), Janissa, Jardeena (see Jardina), Jareeca, Jareika (see Jarica), Jasenia, Javiera, Jaylee, Jelena, Jemsa, Jenessa, Jeressa, Jessa, Jineeva, Joleen, Jolena, Judeena, Kaleena, Kaleesha, Kalisa, Kalissa, Kalyssa, Karensa, Karessa, Katessa, Malissa, Mareesa, Mareisa, Melesa, Melessa, Oleesa, Oleisa, Saleema, Saleena, Talassa, Talyssa and Vanessa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jaleesa.

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