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What does Keisha mean?

Keisha Pronunciation of Keisha [keisha] as a girls' name is pronounced KEE-sha. Modern name: possibly short form of Lakeisha, which is probably from Aisha (Arabic) "alive and well". Also possibly from Hebrew Kezia, via Keesha, meaning "cassia tree". The name is popular with African-American families. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam.

Associated with: modern, arabic, alive (life), tree, knight (warrior).


Keisha has 11 variants: Keasha, Kecia, Keesha, Keeshah, Keicia, Kesha, Keshia, Kesia, Kicia, Kiesha and Kisha.

Related girl names: Acacia and Markeisha.

49 more related forms via Aisha, Kezia, Lakeisha: Aeesha, Aeeshah, Aeisha, Aesha, Aeshah, Aiesha, Aishah, Aishia, Aisia, Asha, Ayeesha, Ayeisa, Ayeisha, Ayeishah, Ayesha, Ayisa, Ayisha, Ayishah, Aysha, Ieasha, Ieashah, Ieashia, Ieesha, Ieeshah, Ieeshia, Iesha, Ieshah, Ihisha, Isha, Kessie, Kessy, Ketzia, Keziah, Lakisha, Lekeisha, Lekisha, Maisha, Miesha, Myesha, Niesha, Taisha, Takisha, Teisha, Tiesha, Tinisha, Tyesha, Tyisha, Tynisha and Yiesha.

Creative forms:
(female) Kelsha, Kosha, ..

(male) Keisey, Keisto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Keisha Kaylynn (K.K.), ..

How popular is Keisha?

Keisha is a very prominent first name for women (#625 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Keisha was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #289 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Acacia (#1954 via latest list), Aiesha, Aisha (#491), Asha (#1313), Ayesha (#1497), Aysha, Iesha, Isha (#1683), Kecia, Keesha, Kesha, Keshia, Keziah (#1414), Kiesha, Kisha, Lakeisha, Lakisha, Maisha, Markeisha, Miesha, Myesha, Niesha, Taisha, Takisha, Tiesha, Tyesha, Tyisha and Tynisha are the popular related forms of Keisha rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Keisha reached the peak of their popularity 2 decades ago (average #1384) and are now significantly less popular (#1874, down 75.2%), with versions such as Kesha becoming less fashionable. Aisha has been the overall favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keisha, Acacia, Aiesha, Aisha, Asha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ayesha, Aysha, Iesha, Isha, Kecia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keesha, Kesha, Keshia, Keziah, Kiesha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kisha, Lakeisha, Lakisha, Maisha, Markeisha in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Keisha is alike in pronunciation to Casha, Caysha, Kasha and Kishi. Other suggested similar names are Abisha, Aleisha, Alisha, Amisha, Anisha, Brisha, Delisha, Denisha, Eleisha, Elisha, Erisha, Felisha, Irisha, Kadisha, Kaija, Kalisha, Kaneisha, Kanisha, Karisha, Kasia, Kasja, Kaska, Kassia, Kassja, Kasya, Katisha, Keiana, Keiba, Keiki, Keiko, Keila, Keira, Keitha, Kelsa, Kelsea, Kenisha, Kinisha, Krisia, Krissa, Krista, Leesha, Leisa, Leisha, Leitha, Lesha, Letisha, Lisha, Melisha, Misha, Myeisha, Myisha, Neesha, Nesha, Nisha, Renisha, Saisha, Telisha, Tenisha, Tersha, Tisha, Trisha, Venisha and Yeesha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Keisha.

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