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What does Maisha mean?

Maisha /mai-sha/ as a girls' name. Maisha's name origin is Arabic, and the meaning of Maisha is "alive and well". Maisha is a variant form of Aisha (Arabic): also possibly means "life" in Swahili.


Maisha has 2 variants: Miesha and Myesha.

Maisha has 30 more related forms via Aisha: Aayshah, Aeesha, Aeisha, Aesha, Aiesha, Aishah, Aishia, Aisia, Asha, Ayeisha, Ayesha, Ayisa, Ayisha, Ayishah, Aysha, Ieasha, Ieesha, Iesha, Ihisha, Isha, Niesha, Taisha, Takisha, Teisha, Tiesha, Tinisha, Tyesha, Tyisha, Tynisha and Yiesha.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Madsha, Mousha, ..

(male) Maiche, Maima, ..

How popular is Maisha?

Maisha is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3624 out of 4276, Top 85%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Maisha for girls. Maisha entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #1450 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Maisha and corresponding names. Aisha (#559 the previous year), Asha (#1207), Ayesha (#1471), Isha (#1587), Tiesha, Takisha, Tyesha, Tynisha, Taisha, Tyisha, Miesha, Iesha, Aysha, Aiesha, Myesha and Niesha are the prominent related forms of Maisha. These forms of Maisha reached the height of their popularity 23 years ago (median #1322) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1813, 74.9%), with the version Iesha becoming somewhat outmoded. Aisha is the most chic birth name in this list.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aysha, Iesha, Isha, Miesha, Myesha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Niesha, Taisha, Takisha, Tiesha, Tyesha in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Maisha is pronounced similarly to Masha, Michi, Mischa, Misha, Myeisha, Myeshia, Myiesha and Myisha. Other suggested similar names are Abisha, Alisha, Amisha, Basha, Brisha, Casha, Caysha, Dalisha, Danisha, Dasha, Davisha, Elisha, Falisha, Irisha, Jakisha, Jamisha, Janisha, Kadisha, Kalisha, Kanisha, Karisha, Katisha, Kisha, Lakisha, Lanisha, Larisha, Latisha, Leisha, Maeja, Maia, Maiah, Maicey, Maicy, Maiga, Maira, Maisa, Maisee, Maison, Maisy, Maizie, Maja, Malissa, Marisa, Marisha, Mariska, Markisha, Marlisha, Marnisha, Marsha, Marsia, Martha, Maysa, Melisha, Mesa, Mica, Missy, Nakisha, Natisha, Nisha, Pasha, Raisa, Raissa, Sasha, Talisha, Tanisha, Tasha and Trisha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maisha.