User comments for Alicia (Pronunciation Only)

Pronounced a-liss-c-ya.
liss  4/25/2005
Pronounced ah-LEE-see-ah.
animamea  7/21/2005
I know two girls named Alicia who pronounce it ah-LEE-sha.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2006
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 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
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
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
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
Czech and Slovak pronunciation is "ah-LEE-tsya".
MaggieSimpson  2/15/2009
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 Silverstone pronounces her first name ah-LEE-see-ah.
― Anonymous User  9/13/2011
In Britain and Australia, Alicia is often pronounced ə-LIS-ee-ə, as well as ə-LEE-shə.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2013
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
I knew a girl who spelt it like this, but pronounced it Alecia. All the teachers mispronounced her name.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2015
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
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
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
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 great name. I prefer the pronunciation a-lee-see-ya.
Kitandkat  3/26/2018

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