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Meaning and Name Origin

Kanisha \k(a)-ni-sha\ as a girls' name is of English origin. Invented name. Possibly a combination of Ken and Aisha, or an adaptation of the fashionable Tanisha.


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

For more information, see also the related girl name Ka-.

Kanisha has 47 more related variations via Aisha, Tanisha: Aayshah, Aeesha, Aeisha, Aesha, Aiesha, Aishah, Aishia, Aisia, Asha, Ayeesha, Ayeisa, Ayeisha, Ayeishah, Ayesha, Ayisa, Ayisha, Ayishah, Aysha, Ieasha, Ieesha, Iesha, Ihisha, Isha, Maisha, Miesha, Myesha, Niesha, Taisha, Takisha, Taneesha, Tanesha, Taniesha, Tanishia, Tanitia, Tannicia, Tannisha, Tanysha, Teisha, Teneesha, Tenicia, Tiesha, Tiniesha, Tinisha, Tyesha, Tyisha, Tynisha and Yiesha.


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. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Kanisha for girls. Kanisha was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #716 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 popularity of the girl name Kanisha and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Kanisha listed in the Top 1000 are Aisha (#559 in 2014), Tanesha, Tanisha, Tiesha, Tyesha, Miesha, Kenisha, Asha, Iesha and Kanesha. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex in 1991 and is now significantly less, with the forms Tyesha, Tanisha, Tanesha, Kanisha and Iesha falling out of style. Aisha (#559) is the most fashionable birth name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aisha, Asha, Iesha, Kanesha, Kanisha, Kenisha, Miesha, Tanesha, Tanisha, Tiesha, Tyesha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Danisha, Janisha, Kadisha, Kalisha, Kamesha, Karisha, Katisha, Lanisha and Ranisha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kanisha.