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Also an ancient Greek name, feminine of Alicios (Alisios).
Damis  3/3/2005
Pronounced a-liss-c-ya.
liss  4/25/2005
A famous bearer is Alicia Silverstone.
liss  4/25/2005
Another famous bearer is Alicia Keys, singer/songwriter.
wiswina  5/19/2005
I like it pronounced A-lee-sha. It sounds pretty.
mariej2  6/7/2005
Another famous bearer is Alicia Moore, aka Pink.
GLynElisabeth  6/20/2005
For your info it's Alecia not Alicia!
― Anonymous User  4/13/2007
Pronounced ah-LEE-see-ah.
animamea  7/21/2005
Alicia is also the French romanticized version of Alice and due to this is traditionally pronounced A-liss-E-uh as the stem of the name is Alice and not Alish. The name also stems from the ancient Greek 'truth'.
alicia_84  10/27/2005
My name is Alicia (A-liss-E-uh) and my whole life I have had to constantly correct people who call me Alisha (notice the different spelling). This can get very frustrating at times. However, when pronounced properly (the French way), this is an absolutely beautiful name and who wouldn't want a daughter whose name means 'noble' and 'truthful'.

The alternate spelling of Alyssia is great for pronunciation but isn't as elegant on the page.
alicia_84  10/27/2005
Alicia is a really pretty name.
Dogsy  11/20/2005
Alicia is a unique and beautiful name. To me it sounds like a name for a person who strives to be perfect but is always ready to make mistakes (in a perfectly good way).
_Alicia_Yeung_  11/22/2005
I don't think Alicia is a really bad name and in fact it is kind of catchy. But as time goes by it is becoming more and more popular and I like the unique names the best!
cowgirl  12/19/2005
I fell in love with a girl named Alicia and she was always very paricular in making sure people pronounced it "ah-LISS-ee-ah".
― Anonymous User  12/27/2005
I'd like to know of someone with the name Alicia or Alisha who pronounces it a-LISH-a. It just doesn't seem like the right way to say it to me.
rubberduckiiz2  1/4/2006
I have the name Alicia (I have 2 names actually. I am called Aisha equally as often). I pronounce my name a-LEE-sha. I like it that way too.
ASH  1/14/2006
I know two girls named Alicia who pronounce it ah-LEE-sha.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2006
Jodie Foster's birth name is Alicia Christian Foster.
ars musica  2/9/2006
I don't care how you pronounce it - this is a beautiful name. (Except for a-LISH-a.)
Mithos514  3/19/2006
I prefer a-LEE-sha as a pronunciation. I have known more people who pronounce it this way. I have known one person who pronounces her name a-LISH-a. a-LISS-ee-a or a-LEE-see-a would be okay for someone from a family that does not have English as their primary language, but otherwise it's super-pretentious.
sharkycharming  5/10/2006
It is greatly disturbing when people pronounce this name as a-LEE-sha or a-LEESH-a or anything that has the 'sh' sound in it. This name is Spanish, and the Spanish pronunciation is ah-LEE-sya, with the 'i' and the 'a' run together.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2006
My friend pronounces it A-Lish-A.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2006
My name is Alicia and I pronounce my name a-LEE-sha. I have spent a lot of my time correcting people when they mispronounce my name. Though I do have to say that Alicia, which ever way it is pronounced, is a very pretty and feminine sounding name.
Alicia66  8/5/2006
My favourite pronunciations of this name are a-LEE-see-a and a-LISS-ee-a.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
My name is Alicia but it's very complex the way it is spelled. My name is Alicia spelled Alissah (a-LEE-sha) and it seems like we Alicia's always have trouble with people always mispronouncing our name and having to correct them. And we're very good at it *laughs* but I think this is a very beautiful name indeed. Not that I like to brag.
Ume Tsukino  8/29/2006
My name is Alicia, and in Argentina it is pronounced aleesia. However, as I am an English teacher students tend to call me Alice, but I hate it. I like the sound of my name in Spanish. Why should I be called in English?
langlect  9/29/2006
Alicia is also a Portuguese name.
― Anonymous User  10/4/2006
I think it's very tiring to keep saying "A-LEE-cia" or "A-liss-EE-ah", so that would be a reason I don't like those names. And it just doesn't sound right, except in Spanish, but again it's very tiring. If you like it pronounced "A-LEESH-ah" then I recommend spelling it "Alysha". That's the spelling of my little sister's name, and it's cute, unique, and fit for a spunky girl. "Alicia" is just annoying. I'd actually prefer "Alice" over "Alicia", and Alice is a rather ugly name too.
keegankira  10/22/2006
The name Alicia is very pretty, especially pronounced as ah-LEE-shah!
lynetteldd  12/8/2006
Alicia is used in Sweden too. Pronounced like a-LIS-ya.
Frozten  12/28/2006
Alicia Simmons is a freelance bassist who has temporarily played with the band From First To Last. She's also married to the bass guitarist in the NJ band My Chemical Romance - Mikey Way.
SweetSweetVindictive  4/7/2007
I pronounce it a-Lee-sha. I like this spelling as it is very pretty but I do know of a girl who started spelling her name Alisha so people would pronounce her name properly.
― Anonymous User  5/2/2007
My cousin is called Alicia and we pronounce it A-LISS-ia or shortened to Lissi. I don't like the name that much but I prefer it pronounced A-LISS-ia than A-LEESH-a as it's not spelt that way and I think A-LISS-ia is cuter. But that's just my opinion. :)
nutmeg22  7/7/2007
My name is Alicia, pronounced "A-LEE-sha". I think all the pronunciations of the name are beautiful (except "A-LISH-a" or any with that dull "ih" sound in the middle). But I do think the pronunciation I use is an appropriate evolution of the sounds (look at the Japanese "sha", for example, it comes from a fusion of "shi" and "ya").

The worst thing is when people try to say there's ONLY one correct pronunciation of my name -- they like to tell me I say it wrong! You could pronounce a name in a completely bizarre manner and people still shouldn't be able to tell you it's "wrong" -- it's your name.
Sevinkei  8/21/2007
My name is Alicia and I pronounce it a-lee-sha. I think it is really pretty spelled that way and it really depends on the person whether it should be pronounced one way or the other. Many people think my name is very suitable for me.
flippingali  9/15/2007
In Spain it is pronounced a-LEE-thea.
mcalvo  9/21/2007
My name is Alicia and I pronounce it a-LEE-sha, but I do like it pronounced other ways but I like a-LEE-sha the best.
Alicia  11/9/2007
In European Spanish Alicia sounds very much like Alethea.
Nosferatu  11/29/2007
This name derives from many cultures. Teutonic (old German), Greek, Old English, as well as Spanish.
Mnemonyss  1/9/2008
My name is Alicia, and my pronunciation situation is bizarre - as pointed out, not an uncommon thing for we Alicias! It's pronounced a-LEE-sha (which I hate). My mother pronounces it a-LISH-a, though her South African accent may have something to do with it, my father completely avoids using my name, and most of my teachers pronounce it a-LISS-ee-ah (which, though by far the best pronunciation, sounds very formal), so I am baffled as to who exactly chose my pronunciation, and it seems so strange to change it now. However, probably the biggest downside to this name is that it really doesn't lend itself to a nickname that does justice to the femininity of the original.
robinthered  2/14/2008
Sometimes, it's spelled Alicea instead of Alicia - then it's normally pronounced ah-LISS-ee-ah.
liofae  3/15/2008
I'm fed up with this name, as it's so common and overused. If you forget about the fact that this is a common name on many middle class and high class white women and just focus on the sound that comes in the common pronunciation of this name, you can hear a familiar little sound: ''EESHA''. That's right, the common pronunciation of this name sounds quite ghetto indeed. ''uh-LEE-see-uh'', on the other hand, strikes me as pretentious, but it does sound better. Now, this name has been the name of many perfectly sensible people like Alicia Witt (even though she starred in some silly urban legend movie) and Alicia Keys, whose music may be horrible, but who is admittedly quite smart. Unfortunately, this reminds me of some Catholic blogger. Alicia Silverstone doesn't strike me as very bright either, sorry.
slight night shiver  5/14/2008
Doña Alicia Koplowitz Romero de Juseu, Marchioness of Bellavista, (Spanish: Doña Alicia Koplowitz Romero de Juseu, marquesa de Bellavista) is a Spanish magnate and former chairwoman of the construction group Dragados (now part of Grupo ACS), ranking Spain's richest woman in Forbes World's Richest People list (512 in the world).

Alicia was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1952, second daughter (after Esther, born in 1950) of Ernest Koplowitz Sternberg, a Jewish businessman from Upper Silesia (Poland) who settled down in Spain to escape the increasing Nazi persecution in the early-1930s, and Esther Romero de Juseu y Armenteros, a Cuban aristocrat.

Her father died in 1962 and after finishing her studies at the Lycée Français of Madrid she and her sister Esther, helped by Ramón Areces, took the reins of Construcciones y Contratas (Conycon), the company their father had founded. Alicia's sister Esther married Alberto Alcocer in 1969 and Alicia herself marrierd Alberto Alcocer's cousin Alberto Cortina six months later. "The Albertos" made the firm grow spectacularly from 1973 onwards.

Both marriages broke up by the beginning of the 1990s after Alberto Cortina (Alicia's husband) and Marta Chávarri (wife ot Fernando Falcó) were photographed together in Vienna in 1989. Alicia subsequently sold her 28,26% stake of the firm (now Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas) to her sister Esther for 871 million euro.

Since then Alicia has actively diversified her investments, mainly through blue chip companies in the stock exchange, oil and real estate, advised by Oscar Fanjul (a former president of Repsol). She has an estimated fortune of 3,000 million euro.

She has created two foundations: Fundación Vida y Esperanza (in 1994), that helps patients with multiple sclerosis, and Fundación Alicia Koplovitz, (created in 2003) that includes the other one and gives scholarships for phycisians specialising in children's psychiatry. In May 2003 she was awarded the Gran Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Civil. She's also an art collector, her favourite pieces are by Goya, Picasso, Modigliani and Barceló.

Alicia has three sons with Alberto Cortina (Alberto, Pedro and Pelayo). The elder one is the present Marquis of Real Socorro, a title Alicia relinquished to him. She currently lives in a mansion in La Moraleja (Madrid).
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Ana Alicia (born December 12, 1956) is a Mexican-born American actress, known for her role as scheming heiress Melissa Gioberti on the long-running primetime soap opera Falcon Crest. She has sometimes been credited as Ana-Alicia.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Acuña is a news reporter for Fox News Channel. She is based out of the network's Denver news bureau. Prior to joining Fox News she was an anchor/reporter for NBC affiliates in Fresno and Bakersfield California.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Albe (born May 21, 1977 in Somerville, New Jersey) competed in rhythmic gymnastics in the 1990s. Her first performance was in the 1989 Olympic festival, in which she placed 15th. She later competed in many National and International Championships, winning only one (the 1996 African Championships), but placing in the top 5 many times. Albe was selected to compete in the 1996 Olympics, but injured her back and was unable to compete. Her final performance was in the 1997 Rhythmic National Championships in Houston, Texas.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Alonso, Alicia Ernestina de la Caridad del Cobre Martínez Hoya (born 21 December 1920) is a Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta and choreographer. She is considered a legend and is most famous for her portrayals of Giselle and Carmen. Since she was nineteen, Alicia was afflicted with an eye defect and was partially blind. Her partners always had to be in the exact place she expected them to be, and she used lights in different parts of the stage to guide her.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Appleman-Jurman (b. Alicja Jurman in Rosulna, Poland on May 9, 1930) is a Polish-American memoirist and has spoken out about her experiences of the Holocaust in her autobiography, Alicia: My Story.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Ashley (born August 23, 1967) is a women's boxing participant who is a former world Super Bantamweight champion. Ashley is a Jamaican-American. Born in Jamaica, she moved to the United States at a young age.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez (born Ma. Alicia Austria, December 19, 1940, Manila) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She was appointed to the Court by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on April 12, 2002.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Isabel Adriana Bárcena Ibarra is a Mexican biologist who serves as the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Management since January 2007.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Bridges (born July 15, 1948, in Lawndale, North Carolina) is an American singer who cowrote and performed her international hit "I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)" in 1978.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Liliana Estela Bruzzo (29 September 1955 – 13 February 2007) was an Argentine actress, born in Buenos Aires to a family of artists. Starting in 1972, she worked in 17 films. She was renowned for her work in television and theater. She won Martín Fierro Awards in 1990 and 1992, and Estrella de Mar Awards in 2003 and 2005. Bruzzo died in Buenos Aires in 2007, at the age of 51, after an acute pulmonary disease.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Calaway (born May 1, 1968) was a contestant on two seasons of the CBS reality television series, Survivor. She finished in ninth place on the show's second season, Survivor: The Australian Outback, and finished in seventh place on Survivor: All-Stars.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Coppola (born April 12, 1968) is an American television actress.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Drake (born 1968), is a British fashion journalist.

Educated at Cambridge University. Author of "The Beautiful Fall : Fashion, Genius and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris". Alicia Drake has been a fashion journalist, writing regularly for a variety of publications, including the International Herald Tribune, Travel and Leisure, W Magazine and British Vogue, for which she was a contributing editor. She has lived and worked in Paris for the last 10 years.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki is an actress. Her debut performance was in the critically acclaimed film Rain.

The Seattle PI newspaper has described the film as "an exquisitely mixed and applied palette of color and hue to help her story. Rain is gorgeously evocative visually and draws us in as seductively . A wonderful metaphor for a film that is largely successful".
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Gaspar de Alba is a scholar, historian, writer, and poet whose works include novels and scholarly studies on Chicano culture and sexuality.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Gironella D'Angeli is a well-known Mexican chef. She has published many cook books. She is married to Jorge D'Angeli.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Linda Goranson (born June 22, 1974, in Evanston, Illinois), better known as Lecy Goranson, is an American actress. At age 14, Alicia Linda Goranson was cast in the role of Becky Conner in the television sitcom Roseanne, which debuted to great success in 1988.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Spanish artist Alicia Grau Pérez-Agustín is an impressionist living painter who specializes in child and young women portraits. Born in Barcelona in 1955, she divides her working time between her hometown and Florence, Italy.

Her style has been defined unmistakable by art critics for her excellent drawing technique, a measured use of pigments - through which the compact solidity of her textures causes her canvases take on a palpable sensation of volume - and the priming, the scraping and the thick layers of paints that she uses. Like realist painter Antonio Lopez Garcia, Alicia Grau Pérez-Agustín has succeeded in creating an artistic trend among the artists of her generation and her work is now spread throughout the world.

During more than twenty years, she has held a great number of personal exhibitions in most European and US capitals, and her works are today included in private and public art collections.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Hall is an American fashion model. She was the winner of NBC's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search, a reality TV show which aired in January 2005. She stands 5'8" tall and weighs 115 pounds.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Kay Hollowell (born February 29, 1984) is an American athlete who was born in Suisun, California and attended Fairfield High School from 1998 to 2002; her parents are Doug and Suzanne Hollowell, and her siblings are Doug Jr., Bryan, Erica and Caroline. She pitched for the University of Arizona Wildcats from 2003 to 2006, collecting 144 career wins (the fourth most in NCAA Division I history) and 1, 762 strikeouts (the fifth most in NCAA Division I history). She currently holds the University of Arizona Wildcats records for career wins and career strikeouts, and once held the NCAA Softball World Series strikeout record, and the 2006 NCAA Softball World Series title.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Margarita Kirchner is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician. She is the sister of former President Néstor Kirchner and served in his government as Minister of Social Development, a role which she continues to hold under new President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, her sister-in-law.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Kozameh (born on March 20, 1953, in Rosario, Argentina) is an Argentine author.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia de Larrocha y de la Calle (born 23 May 1923) is a Spanish pianist, considered one of the greatest of her generation.

She was born in Barcelona, and began studying piano with Frank Marshall in Spain at age three. She performed her first concert at the age of six at the World's Fair in Seville in 1929, and had her orchestral debut at the age of 11. She began touring internationally in 1947, and in 1954 toured North America with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

De Larrocha has made numerous recordings of solo piano repertoire and in particular the works of composers of her native Spain. She is best known for her incandescent recordings of the music of Enrique Granados and Isaac Albéniz, as well as her 1967 recordings of Antonio Soler's piano sonatas, all of which she plays with an authenticity of Spanish idiom unsurpassed by any other pianist. She has recorded for CBS, RCA and Decca, winning her first Grammy Award in 1975 and again, as recently as 1992, at the age of almost seventy. She received the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts in 1994.

Less than five feet tall and with small hands for a pianist, in her younger years she was nonetheless able to tackle the Rachmaninoff Concertos and the wide spans demanded by the music of Granados, Albeniz and de Falla. As De Larrocha aged, she began to play a different style of music. More Mozart and Beethoven were featured on her recitals and she became a regular and well-beloved guest at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. Mme. De Larrocha retired from public performing in October, 2003 aged 80.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo (born December 6, 1976), commonly known as Alicia Machado, was the fourth woman from Venezuela to win the Miss Universe crown. Machado was born in Maracay in the state of Aragua. She is the daughter of a Cuban father and Spanish mother.

Machado won Venezuela's 1995 pageant representing Yaracuy and then the Miss Universe 1996 crown in Las Vegas. The runner-up, Jacqueline Aguilera, also won the Miss World 1995 crown, marking the second time that two Venezuelans from the same pageant won two world titles. Machado's reign came as Donald Trump took ownership of the Miss Universe pageant.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Dame Alicia Markova, DBE, DMus (December 1, 1910 – December 2, 2004) was the first English dancer to be titled a Prima Ballerina Assoluta.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Ester Mastandrea is an Argentine Radical Civic Union (UCR) politician, formerly representing Chaco Province in the Argentine Senate, now a provincial deputy in that Province.

Mastandrea attended the National University of La Plata, where she was active in the students' union. She graduated in 1974 as an architect. She became director of planning for the municipality of Resistencia, Chaco in 1980 and also began to teach in her field at the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste in Resistencia. In 1992 she became a junior minister in the government of Resistencia, and in 1996 she moved to the government of Chaco Province.

Over the same period, Mastandrea became involved in the UCR, holding leading positions in the province. She was elected a senator in 2001 and represented the province on the UCR national committee 2003-5. She chaired the Senate committee on Industry and Trade.

Mastandrea left the Senate in 2007 and was elected a provincial deputy for the Front for Everyone in Chaco. She was sworn in as President of the Provincial Chamber of Deputies.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Mayer (born May 2, 1976) is a model and actress from the Philippines. She was one of the hosts of the longest noon-time variety show, Eat Bulaga. She was the Cover Girl of FHM 2003. Among Mayer's more notable roles was being on the cast of the comedy show Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita and the antagonist Julianna in afternoon soap opera Saang Sulok ng Langit. She is currently on the cast of Muli, a Filipino-Malaysian soap opera playing the role of Rhea. Alicia who is a vegetarian recently became a spokesperson for PETA. She posed in front of photographers from all over the world wearing nothing but a bikini made of lettuce during her campaign for PETA. Alicia Mayer was originally discovered from her own self managed internet website in 2002 under the name screen name Alicia Bonifacio.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Minshew (born May 28, 1974) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Kendall Hart on the daytime drama All My Children.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Molik (born 27 January 1981) is a professional female tennis player from Australia. Molik was born in Adelaide, Australia, and currently lives in Melbourne. She attended Our Lady of Perpetual Succour West Pymble, before completing her schooling in Adelaide.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Moreda (November 1, 1912-June 13, 1983) born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, was a soap opera actress, a natural comedian, and a pioneer in Puerto Rico's television.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Morton (born April 29, 1987 in Gonzales, Louisiana) is an American actress. She has an older brother, Shane (b. 1981). Her father, the late Jon Morton, died of liver cancer in 1997. Her mother, Kathy Morton, owns and runs the family carpet and flooring business in Gonzales, LA.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Suskin Ostriker (born November 11, 1937) is an American poet and scholar who writes Jewish feminist poetry. Ostriker was born in Brooklyn, New York to David Suskin and Beatrice Linnick Suskin. Her mother read her Shakespeare, and Alicia began writing poems at an early age.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia R. Parlette (born in January 1982) is a journalist and copy editor who was diagnosed with alveolar soft part sarcoma in 2005, while employed by the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper. After her diagnosis with this rare form of cancer, she began a diary of her treatment titled "Alicia's Story," the first installment of which was carried on the front page of the Chronicle on June 5, 2005.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Partnoy (born 1955 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina) is a human rights activist, poet, and translator.

After Argentinian President Juan Perón died, the students from the left of the Peronist political party organized with fervor within the country's universities and with workers, were persecuted and imprisoned. There was a military coup in 1976 and people began to disappear. Partnoy was one of those who suffered through the ordeals of becoming a political prisoner. Partnoy became an activist of the Peronist Youth Movement while attending Southern National University.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Patterson (1907 - 1963) was the founder and editor of Newsday, one of the most successful post-war newspapers in the 1940s.

The daughter of Joseph Medill Patterson, the founder of the New York Daily News and the great-granddaughter of Joseph Medill, owner of the Chicago Tribune and mayor of Chicago, Patterson found her calling late in life when her third husband, Harry Guggenheim, wanted to keep her busy and out of trouble. She found her own niche in a family full of successful publishers.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia O'Shea Petersen (1862 - 1923) was a Tasmanian suffragist and social reformer.

Alicia O'Shea Petersen was born in Tasmania. Her interest in women's and labor rights is likely to have come from her own work in sweatshops and through interaction with her cousin John Earle, who founded the Workers’ Political League and became the first Labor Premier of Tasmania in 1909.

She was the first woman in Tasmania to stand as a political candidate, contesting the federal seat of Denison in 1913. In 1922, when women were first eligible to stand for the Tasmanian House of Assembly, she was a political candidate in Denison.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Reckzin (born ca. 1970) is a former member of Anti-Racist Action whose assault led to the imprisonment of George Burdi.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Rhett (born February 1, 1915) is an American portrait painter and actress who is best remembered for her role as India Wilkes in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Rhodes (born September 8, 1978) is a British pornographic actress, currently working in the United States. Rhodes was born in Manchester, England.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Rickter (born September 21, 1972 in Long Beach, California, USA) is an American model and actress. She appeared as “Laura” in the comedy Buying the Cow and her notable TV appearances include Baywatch Hawaii and The Young and the Restless. She has posed nude for Playboy magazine as Miss October 1995 and has the honor of being the 500th Playmate. She has also appeared in three Playboy videos.

Alicia Rickter is a painter and in her 1997 playmate profile video says that “Art has always been my true love. I really enjoy painting. It can be a very stimulating and sexy activity. One of these days I'd like to go to an art museum and see one of my own works exhibited.” Alicia also loves the beach as she says when she appears as the featured playmate in Shannon Tweed's Playboy celebrity centerfold: “The beach is romantic and relaxing place to be. I was born and raised in Long Beach, California, so I feel very close to the sea. Fun and sun in the ocean breeze, who could ask for anything more?”

Rickter married baseball player Mike Piazza on January 29, 2005.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Rio (born February 16, 1970 in La Capita, Mexico) is a porn star.

After making over 200 films in a few short years, Rio fell on hard times and left the porn film industry in late 1994. She continues to work as a stripper and feature dancer, and is presently involved in a relationship with Lacy Lee.

She is a regular contributor to Beverly Hills Outlook, a biweekly review of the arts and culture in Southern California, where she reviews adult films.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Marie Sacramone (born December 3, 1987) is an American artistic gymnast. A member of the U.S. National Team, she is the 2005 World Champion on floor exercise, the 2008 U. S. National Champion on vault, and a seven-time medalist at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. She has also been named to the 2008 U. S. Olympic team.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia St. Rose (b. December 27, 1964) is an American pastel painter best known for utilizing photorealistic techniques to achieve heightened light, shadow and texture in a variety of subjects. She enhances photographic qualities in each of her paintings, achieving a hyperreal appearance.

St. Rose's hyperrealism is primarily unique due to her use of colors hidden in shadows which define intricate details revealed by light.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia C. Shepard (born April 27, 1953, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American journalist, author, media writer and expert on the work and lives of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Shepard teaches journalism at American University. She was a Times Mirror Visiting Professor at University of Texas at Austin for the 2005-2006 academic year where she taught a class she designed on Watergate and the Press. She spent the last four years interviewing more than 175 people connected to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and sifting through the new archival materials that UT bought from Woodward and Bernstein for $5 million in 2003.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia and Annie Sorell are identical twin actresses who write and star in Movie Twins; a series of shorts based on or about currently showing films. The shorts are produced by Sí TV, which also posts them on YouTube. There have been 47 episodes as of April 2008. The sisters first gained notoriety for playing incestuous twin sisters in a shower scene in the 2000 direct to video film Cruel Intentions 2. Since 2002, Alicia has used the name Alicia Lorén.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Boole Stott (June 8, 1860 – December 17, 1940) was the third daughter of George Boole, born in Cork, Ireland. Before marrying Walter Stott, an actuary, in 1890, she was known as Alicia Boole. She is best known for coining the term "polytope" to refer to a convex solid in four dimensions, and having an impressive grasp of four-dimensional geometry from a very early age.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Rachelle Thompson is a former WNBA basketball player for the Seattle Storm. During her six year career, she also played for the Indiana Fever and the New York Liberty. In college, she played at Texas Tech, scoring a total of 2, 156 points which is second on the school's all time scoring list behind Carolyn Thompson. During her freshman year, she was also part of the Texas Tech track team in shot put and discus throw. Thompson will be inducted into the Texas Tech Athletics Hall of Fame on November 1, 2008.

She was raised in Big Lake, Texas and attended high school at Reagan County High School where she excelled in basketball, shot put and discus throw.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Vergel (1927-1993) was a Filipina actress noted for her roles as fighting women and amazons and, like Norma Blancaflor, for her heart-shaped face. She married Sampaguita Pictures leading man Cesar Ramirez and had two children who are also celebrities in the Philippines: Ace Vergel (known as "the Bad Boy of the Philippines") and Beverly Vergel who is an actress, acting teacher and currently director of the ABS-CBN Center for Communication Arts, Inc. (more popularly known as WORKSHOPS@ABS-CBN). Vergel and Ramirez separated; Vergel wed another man and had another child, Mike Vergel.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Villarreal (born Martha Alicia Villarreal Esparza on August 31, 1974, in Monterrey, Mexico) is a Mexican singer.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Vitarelli is an anchor/ reporter for News 12 New Jersey. She currently fills in as a morning anchor. She also works as correspondent for Time Warner cable network NY1's "Your Staten Island News Now" Report.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Warrington (born August 30, 1980 in Saginaw, Michigan) is an American freelance drummer. She has previously played drums for Kelly Osbourne (2002-2005), Lillix (2005-2006) and Uh Huh Her (2006-2007).
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Nicole Webb (born May 4, 1979) is an American professional wrestling valet. She is perhaps best known for her appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1998 - 1999 as Ryan Shamrock.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21, 1975) is an American film, stage and television actress who played Nola Falacci on the series Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Hurricane Alicia was the third depression, first storm, and the only major hurricane of the inactive 1983 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the first hurricane to strike the United States mainland since Hurricane Allen of the 1980 season. It struck Galveston and Houston, Texas directly, causing $2.6 billion USD ($5.27 billion 2006 USD) in damage and killing 21 people, making it the worst Texas hurricane since Hurricane Carla (1961 season). Hurricane Alicia became the last major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) to strike Texas until the stronger Hurricane Bret in 1999 made landfall. Alicia was the first storm for which the National Hurricane Center issued landfall probabilities. Alicia became Texas' first billion-dollar storm. Hurricane Alicia was notable for the delayed evacuation of Galveston Island (since the eye of the storm traveled the evacuation route up I-45 from Galveston to Houston) and was notable for the new skyscrapers with loose rooftop gravel/objects that shattered many windows in downtown Houston, prompting changes to rooftop construction codes.

Hurricane Alicia hit southeast Texas, becoming the first hurricane to hit the U. S. Mainland since Hurricane Allen in September 1980. The time between the two storms totaled out to three years and eight days (998 days). The streak was the longest since a period of almost three years occurred from September 1929 to August 1932.
sweetbabe  7/31/2008
Alicia Spinnet plays as a chaser of the Gryffindor quidditch team in J.K. Rowling's famous Harry Potter series.
MaggAims2Live  8/19/2008
I don't think it really matters how the name is pronounced, it still means the same thing - to me that's all that matters and this name has a lot of different beautiful meanings. I have this name and I wouldn't change it if I got the chance. It has rhythm and uniqueness and it originates from a great country.
Devilqueen  12/2/2008
Alicia Masters (Fantastic Four) is the name of Benamin Grimm's (The Thing) love interest.
ICEyun  12/2/2008
Alicia is my name as well, and I was raised with it being pronounced a-LEE-sha. It's a bit of a tricky name though as people will call me a-LEE-sia, a-LISH-a, a-LISS-ia, you get the idea. I also get Amy, Adelaide, Alice, Allison, Ally, and Alexis and need to remind people it's a-LEE-sha.
― Anonymous User  12/3/2008
This is my name but my name is spelled Alysia and I like how it's spelled because you don't see a spelling of Alysia like this everyday.
― Anonymous User  2/9/2009
Czech and Slovak pronunciation is "ah-LEE-tsya".
MaggieSimpson  2/15/2009
I think it sounds lovely, regardless of how it's pronounced.
CanadianChibi  3/19/2009
Pronounced AH-li-SEE-ah. It really bugs me when people pronounce it ah-lee-sha. If it was pronounced like that, it would be spelt Aleesha.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2009
Alicia is a trendy name but without being tacky. I like the pronunciation 'Ah li - see - ah' it sounds prettiest that way.
starz26  8/26/2010
Alicia Silverstone pronounces her first name ah-LEE-see-ah.
― Anonymous User  9/13/2011
I only like it pronounced ah-LEE-see-ah and I think the nickname Lecie (LEE-see) is cute.
― Anonymous User  9/13/2011
I grew up hearing the "ə-LISH-ə" pronunciation, which means that, to me, it's the "correct" pronunciation. However, that doesn't mean that I like it. I keep on hearing the middle "i" as a short English "i" sound (the one you find in the word "if"). As such, the vowels are too short and too dark for me, and they ruin the name for me. There's also the phonetic association to the word "malicious" that I cannot help but make.

As for imagining that the "i" sound(s) might be long (like in the "ee" sound, as in "meet" or "sheep" or "teeth")... I can't do it without it sounding weird to me in the process. Alicia_84 mentioned an alternate spelling, "Alyssia", that actually looks nicer to me.

But if I can't stand a certain pronunciation, it has to be "ə-LIS-I-yə". No offence to all the Alicias, be you in this thread (sorry, Alicia_84 and others) or out there, who pronounce it like that, but I simply can't shake the phonetic associations to the words "prissy" and "sissy".

Also, speaking purely of impressions, if I do use the name on a story character, she will likely have an inflated sense of entitlement and act accordingly. Honestly, that really is the impression that I get. It doesn't help that one of the (ultimate) roots of the name means "noble".

To conclude: I do not recommend this name at all. If you wish to use it because the meaning is beautiful or because it sounds beautiful to you (well, okay, even if I don't see how), go ahead by all means, but I don't truly think you're blessing your little girl; you might probably want to go with classic, short, sweet "Alice" instead. Nonetheless, there are far worse names than this, and that (as well as the number of pro-"Alicia" commenters here) is why I have been insisting throughout this comment that the views expressed herein are my own -- truly trashy names do not get this treatment.
seraphine_eternal  4/13/2012
My name is Alicia - 'Aleesha' highschool was not fun as I constantly had to correct teachers etc on pronunciation, wouldnt name my child this but everyone has said it's a really pretty name.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2012
Alicia Keys. She has a beautiful voice, and she is beautiful herself.
SEC908  1/8/2013
This is a nice name! In my opinion, "a-lis-ee-a" is the most elegant pronunciation.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2013
I prefer the pronunciation: a-LEE-sya.
autumn23  5/28/2013
In general, Alicia is not a name that I like. It appears usual, predictable, default, standard... I suppose I have heard so many by this name that I have become desensitized to it; it now sounds monotonous. Growing up, I always heard it pronounced Uh-LEE-Shuh. I have encountered it once, however, where my impression was different... Alicia actually seemed to mesh incredibly well with the bearer, and it sounded wonderful to me (pronunciation: ah-LEE-see-ah / ah-LEE-syah). It is a sweet name, ultimately, but not my style. If I had to choose a preferred pronunciation, it would be the latter of the two I posted.

I'm not sure if this is the same opinion everywhere, but I have heard of Alicia occasionally being considered an "unspoken" "white trash" name. I do not personally agree. It is just a name, and a rather reasonable one at that.
Francesca  10/7/2013
My name is Alicia, but pronounced the Spanish way A-LEE-thea. I have yet to meet anyone with it pronounced this way in England, and I really like the fact that it is unusual. I also think it sounds prettier than A-LEE-sia. However, it is annoying having to correct everyone when they say it for the first time haha!
Alicia2293  11/12/2013
I think the name Alicia is pretty. It's a great alternative to the ever popular Alyssa. I know they're two entirely different names but they sound very similar. I think universally, the name Alicia does very well in most languages and in most countries compared to Alyssa. I'm hispanic so we pronounce it A-LEE-SEE-YA. You'd pronounce it A-LEE-THEA if you spoke Spanish with the Castillian lisp (accent from Spain). Otherwise, most of the Spanish speaking world says this name A-LEE-SEE-YA. It's a very pretty name that deserves a comeback.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2013
In Britain and Australia, Alicia is often pronounced ə-LIS-ee-ə, as well as ə-LEE-shə.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2013
My name is spelt Alecia and pronounced A-LEE-sha... but I was named after my grandmother. Her name in English is spelt Lecia. People here pronounce it like the English "Lisa", but in Ukrainian her name is Lesia (L-EH-sha). It's kind of like my grandfather, who is named Wasyl, but English speakers know him as William or Bill...
renali  4/16/2014
Pretty name, but reminds me a bit of alopecia.
Hushpuppy  10/12/2014
I think the name Alicia is stunning, classy and beautiful. The English pronunciation "ə-LIS-ee-ə" sounds the best in my opinion. (I myself automatically pronounce the name Alicia as "ə-LIS-ee-ə". I automatically use the "ə-LEE-shə" when the spelling is "Alisha"). I admit, I do like the classic name Alice better (I adore the name Alice so much!) but the name Alicia is honestly beautiful as well. :)
― Anonymous User  10/22/2014
This is a pretty name. In the Spanish world it's somewhat like a classic but doesn't sound old like other Spanish names. Alicia will always sound youthful, elegant and sounds great on both a little girl and a grown woman. What I like about it is that the name is used all over Europe, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, South America, but not very popular in any one country (much less the U.S.) so that makes it even better, how universal it is without it being overused.
― Anonymous User  1/25/2015
I will always hate this name because my awful college roommate was named Alicia. Just goes to show that one bad experience with someone can turn you off of their name forever.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2015
Something about this name always sounds trashy/unsophisticated to me. Maybe I have just had bad associations with it in the past.
Alexandra0823  6/27/2015
I like it and think it has a pleasant, pretty sound. It could also make a nice middle name.
silly_rabbit  8/5/2015
Alicia Keys bore the name.
Cherryblossom12  8/9/2015
I have a friend who pronounces it A-LEE-ce-A, although most people who don't know how she pronounces it calls her a-LEESH-a.
Kaylee_21  9/19/2015
This is one of my favorite names of all time, pronounced a-LEESH-a. I don't even know why, it's just so pretty!
actingfun  10/11/2015
My name is Alicia although I am called Aili. My name is pronounced a-LEE-sha and I get called every other similar name in the book before I finally have to remind people that it's Alicia. Others with this name probably get called these too: Alice, Allison, Alyssa, Alexa, Alexis, Lisa, and several other names. My driver's ed teacher called me Allison the entire time I was in class no matter how many times I corrected him. I usually advise people against using this name just because there are so many spelling and pronunciation issues with it.
Aili_Helen  10/24/2015
I actually got to choose my name because I was adopted, and I was pulled between this name and another, but I feel in love with this name because, for me, it was just perfect and I just knew I could see myself with this name for the rest of my life :)
Wuv My Porta Cracker  10/29/2015
I knew a girl who spelt it like this, but pronounced it Alecia. All the teachers mispronounced her name.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2015
My name is Alicia and I like my name. It's not overly common for a 39 year old. It is pronounced a-LEESH-a, but when I was in Norway they pronounced it a-LISS-ia and I answered to it rather then correcting them all the time. I didn't mind. Only a few people have shortened my name. I had an English teacher call me "Allie" because we had two Alicia's in the class, and I have had a few friends call me "Al". Al is most common among my male cowboy friends.
aseverson  5/16/2016
Nice enough name though I personally would never use it- at least not for any of my children. I just prefer other names over it. If I did use it, I would use this spelling. I prefer the spelling of Alicia over Alisha. Alisha looks a bit cheap.
― Anonymous User  5/16/2016
I'm annoyed by those who insist that there is only one right way to pronounce this name (or any other). Whatever the person prefers is right for them. (Well, within reason. I would say that pronouncing it "Chumley" would be wrong.)
Kosta  8/19/2016
My name is Alicia. My name was chosen by the black nurse attending my mother at Lincoln Hospital, NYC, back in 1954. My mother had another name for me. I am glad she followed the recommendation of the nurse. I love my name - which means truthful and noble. I am proud of that. This sums up who 'I am - Alicia'.
Your first name of Alicia has given you an expressive, diplomatic, and refined nature.

Although you have a good appreciation of material values, business ability, and skill in organizing and managing others, your success is restricted by a lack of self-confidence and initiative.

You have very expensive tastes, and your desires could well exceed your initiative in providing for them through your own efforts.

Personal appearance is important to you.

You are always well-groomed yourself, and you judge others by your own standard.

You do not like to rough it or use much physical energy.

Through your diplomatic ways you are able to call on the assistance of others to avoid such matters.

You have good business judgment but lack the confidence to carry out your own ideas unless assisted by an associate.
alizans2003  8/29/2016
Had a friend who spelled her name like this but pronounced it like "Alecia." I remember our coach asking how she pronounced it.
Luvbug86  9/22/2016
Alicia Amanda Vikander is a Swedish actress and former dancer. Born and raised in Gothenburg, she began acting as a child in minor stage productions at The Göteborg Opera and trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York. She began her professional acting career by appearing in Swedish short films and television series and first gained recognition in Northern Europe for her role as Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt in the TV drama Andra Avenyn.
cutenose  2/27/2017
I was named after a (one of many) Spanish pronunciations of the name, and I say it "a-lee-thi-a" (spelled Alicia still). I grew up disliking the name due to the fact that many people couldn't pronounce it properly and kept calling me "Alisha" or "Alithia" but recently I've come to terms with the fact that not everyone can say it properly, and that there are many other ways of saying it aloud. I've recently met two other people who spell it the same way but all three of us also say it completely differently.
(Probably not useful, but I was scrolling down this page and saw that next to no one pronounces it the same way I do).
alicia_  4/19/2017
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Alicia are female.
Also Galician.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2017
Alicia Márquez is a major character in the animated edutainment series 'Go, Diego, Go!' (2005-2011). She is Diego's older sister and also a cousin Dora Márquez (main character of 'Dora the Explorer').

Her name is consistently pronounced by Diego as 'a-LEE-see-uh'.
Feorsteorra  7/22/2017
I called my daughter Alicia. I read a book about a lady in the 1800s. I loved it and I had never heard it before. Ah -lee -see - uh..
.. she gets called Alisha. Leesh. Leeshy.
I love her name pronounced the correct way only. In 1978 it was uncommon now I see and hear it everywhere. But with different pronunciations.
Juju55  9/18/2017
Alicia is a character you can marry in Rune Factory 2.
IceQueenDiana  2/3/2018
Alicia is a great name. I prefer the pronunciation a-lee-see-ya.
Kitandkat  3/26/2018

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