GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: عائشة (Arabic)
Meaning & History
Means "alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated.

This name began to be used in America in the 1970s, possibly inspired by princess Aisha of Jordan (1968-), the daughter of King Hussein and his British-born wife. It received a boost in popularity after Stevie Wonder used it for his first daughter in 1975.

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VARIANTS: 'Aisha, A'isha, Ayesha, Ayishah (Arabic), Iesha (African American)
United States  ranked #559 
England and Wales  ranked #94 
Netherlands  ranked #397