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What does Kanisha mean?

Kanisha /kan-isha/ as a girls' name is of English origin. Invented name. Possibly a combination of Ken and Aisha, or an adaptation of the fashionable Tanisha.

Associated with: combination (blend)


Kanisha has 9 variants: Kaneesha, Kaneisha, Kanesha, Kanicia, Kaniesha, Kenisha, Kinicia, Kinisha and Koneesha.

Affiliated girl name: Ka-.

Kanisha has 19 more relations via Aisha, Tanisha: Aeisha, Ayeisha, Ayisha, Ihisha, Maisha, Taisha, Takisha, Taneesha, Tanesha, Taniesha, Tanishia, Tanitia, Tannisha, Tanysha, Teisha, Tiniesha, Tinisha, Tyisha and Tynisha.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kaisha, Kyrisha, ..

(male) Kanid, Kanka, ..

How popular is Kanisha?

Kanisha is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3638 out of 4276, Top 85%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Kanisha for girls. Kanisha was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #716 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Kanisha and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Kanisha are Aisha (#559 in 2014), Takisha, Tanesha, Tanisha, Tynisha, Tyisha, Taisha, Maisha, Kaneesha, Kaneisha, Kanesha and Kenisha. Other forms, like Tinisha, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Kanisha was widespread 2 decades ago (usage of 0.1%) and is now significantly less, with the form Tanisha going out of style. Aisha has generally been a favorite of parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kanisha, Aisha, Kaneesha, Kaneisha, Kanesha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kenisha, Maisha, Taisha, Takisha, Tanesha in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Kanisha is alike in pronunciation to Kennesha. Other recommended names are Anisha, Arnisha, Dalisha, Daniesha, Danisha, Darnisha, Davisha, Denisha, Dinisha, Donisha, Falisha, Jakisha, Jamisha, Janisha, Janissa, Juanisha, Kadesha, Kadisha, Kalisa, Kalisha, Kalissa, Kalista, Kamesha, Kantisia (see Candice), Kaprisha, Karisa, Karisha, Karisma, Karissa, Kasha, Katasha, Katisha, Keisha, Kisha, Lakisha, Lanesha, Lanisha, Larisha, Latisha, Malisha, Marisha, Marnisha, Monisha, Nakisha, Natisha, Raenisha, Ranisha, Raynisha, Renisha, Ronisha, Saisha, Talisha, Tamisha, Tenisha, Tonisha, Vanesha, Vanisa, Vanissa, Venisha and Vinisha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kanisha.