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The name ALISHA is also a boy's name, a variant of the Biblical name ELISHA. This variation has the same meaning, and pronounced AL-EYE'-SHUH.
-- Anonymous User  11/30/2006
Actually Elisha was a Biblical character. He was a prophet. However it's a German name which means "Truth" and "Noble". I think it's quite a happening name to bear.
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2007
What does Alisha mean?

Meaning of the name Alisha
1. Alisha

[ 3 syll. A-lis-ha, al-i-sha ] The baby girl name Alisha is pronounced as aa-Liy-SHaa †. Alisha is largely used in the English and Indian languages. Its origin is Germanic and Sanskrit. From Sanskrit roots, its meaning is "protected by god" - in this context, Alisha can be used in the Indian language.

In addition, Alisha is an English variant transcription of Alice.

Alisha is also an English variant transcription of the name Alicia (English, Latinized, Spanish, French, and Scandinavian).

Alisha is also an English variant transcription of the name Ilisha (English and Hebrew).

The name Alisha is widely used; it has 27 variant transcriptions that are used in English and other languages. Variation transcriptions of Alisha used in English include Aaleasha, Aaliesha, Aalisha, Aleasha, Aleesha, Aleisha, Alesha, Aliesha, Aliscia, Alisea, Alishah, Alishay, Alishaye, Alishia, Alishya, Alisia, Alissia, Alissya, Alitsha, Allisha, Allysha, Alysha, Alyssaya, and Elisha. The diminutives Lisha (used in Hebrew too) and Lishi are other English variant transcriptions. A variant transcription of the name in other languages is Ilisha (Hebrew).

Alisha is a classic favorite. Currently it is still a somewhat popular baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was previously. The name's popularity rose from the 1960s up to the 1980s; before that, it was of very light use only. At the modest height of its usage in 1987, 0.128% of baby girls were given the name Alisha. It had a ranking of #118 then. The baby name has seen a loss in popularity since then. In 2012, its usage was 0.016% and its ranking #866. Within the family of girl names directly linked to Alisha, Alice was the most widely used. In 2012, it was more frequently used than Alisha by 8 times.

Baby names that sound like Alisha include Aleisha, Alesha, Alysha, Aahliyah, Aailiyah, Aaleah, Aaleasha, Aaleyah, Aalia, Aaliah, Aalliah, Aelicia, Alaïs, Alake, Alecsis, Alecxis, Aleesa, Aleja, Aleka, and Alekko.

† Pronunciation for Alisha: AA as in "odd (AA. D)" ; L as in "lay (L. EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY. T)" ; SH as in "she (SH. IY)"
-- maxmo  8/12/2015

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