I see people accusing Americans of wanting to mispronounce the name, but this is unreasonable. Everyone has difficulty with other languages. Give an English word to Spanish speakers who don't know English, or don't know it enough, and they'll mess up.
A-Lee-sya is how this is pronounced. In parts of Spain the c is pronounced with sort of a lisp but it's pretty much the same pronunciation. Please stop incorrectly pronouncing this like Alisha. Americans always butcher other languages.
I like this name pronounced a-lee-sha. That’s the way I pronounce it. This spelling is much prettier than Alisha. Alyssia and Alissia are better spellings for the a-liss-ee-uh pronunciation. I’ve heard Alicia pronounced 3 ways, “a-leesh-uh, “a-liss-ee-uh, and a-lees-ee-uh.
Also used in French: [noted -ed]
My mother is named Alicia (we pronounce it Alisha) and I hold the name very close to my heart. I love it dearly.
Alicia is Spanish for Alice. The reason people in the comments wrote that they prefer the spelling Alisha or some other variant is because they cannot correctly pronounce it. Alisha sounds nice but it is not how this is pronounced and it can be its own name. If you're going to pronounce it Alisha at least spell it with a 'sh'. I'm not good at writing out pronunciations but the best I could do to break it down is Ah-Lee-Sea-ah, but said fast. I don't understand why Americans take names from other countries and make up their own pronunciations for it. If you can't pronounce it, it's not for you.
It's cute, but I prefer Alice.
Can also be pronounced with the short I sound (somewhat like uh-LISH-uh, I can't write pronunciations)
I love this name, it's very pretty. Alice, Ally, and Al are nice nicknames for it.
It does look very pretty but the English pronunciation is very underwhelming.

I prefer Alice or Alyssa.
It's nice, but I like the Alisha spelling more. :)
Also Judeo-Anglo-Norman.
Source: Seror, Simon "Les noms des femmes juives en Angleterre au Moyen Âge".
Alicia Syquia (October 20, 1903 - February 9, 1945) was the wife of President Elpidio Quirino and was therefore the sixth first lady of the Philippines. On January 16, 1921. The couple had five children: Tomas, Armando, Norma, Victoria, and Fe Angela. On February 9, 1945, Syquia and three of her children (Armando, Norma and Fe Angela) were killed by Japanese troops as they fled their home during the Battle of Manila.
Also the Languedocian form of Alice: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
I'm Spanish, and the way we pronounce the name is Ah-lee-cee-ah. I think it's a beautiful name and it ages very well, although they will always remind me of Alice in Wonderland.
This name is gorgeous! :)
Wonderful name.
"Ah-Lee-see-ah" is the best way to say it in my opinion. It sounds close to one of my favorite names, Lisa.
I like it said Uh-lee-shuh, which, in my opinion, is the "right" way to say it. It's truly a beautiful name.
Apparently also occasionally used in Hungarian:
My mother, who is 92, and two cousins are named Alicia. We have always pronounced it A-lish-a. My two cousins use the nicknames Ally and Sha because, even though they tell people the correct pronunciation, people still want to pronounce it as A-lee-sha. There is also a woman in one of my doctor's offices whose family pronounce it A-lish-a but everyone else wants to call her A-lee-sha so she just lets them.
It's a pretty name, but It's been ruined by the amount of parents who have decided to butcher it by pronouncing it as a-lee-sha. If you really wanted to mispronounce it so bad then you couldn't have just done Alisha or Aleesha?
I hated my name growing up (pronounced A lee sha). It’s okay now, but dated.
My name is Alicia (pronounced a-lee-sha). I never liked my name as a child because I was teased about the pronunciation, and those that did not know how to pronounce it called me by the many related names listed. As an adult I really like the name. Originally, I believe the name was taken from the Latin form of Alice. It is used in European countries such as Italy, Portugal, Germany, Sweden (same spelling), the Netherlands, and Ireland. So the comment that indicated that this pronunciation was wrong because the Spanish version is pronounced differently and that the English version was taken from the Spanish, was incorrect as it has been used in Europe as far back as the 12th century. I personally am German, Dutch and Irish.
This is very pretty! I don't really get why people dislike this name, it's great!
My name is Alicia. It's easy to see from these comments why I don't recommend my own name to expectant mothers. There are multiple pronunciations (I don't consider any one pronunciation "correct" except when people refer to me.) My mom called me uh-LEE-shuh, but I cannot tell you how many times I have heard every other guess in the book. I also get called pretty much any name that begins with an a. Even names that aren't close. As I've grown, I've just kind of learned to respond to everything. It can be frustrating, but it's no one's fault, it just comes with the name. So to a lot of people out there I am Alyssa, Allison, Adelaide, Alice, Ava, Olivia/Alivia, Amy, Addison, etc. The list goes on and on! I became really interested in researching names based on my personal dislike of my own name, so I definitely don't recommend using it. It's very confusing for everyone involved!
This is one of my favorite names. It sounds bright and happy, and I really like that. It was somewhat popular in the 80's and 90's. Anyway, I really like the American/English pronunciation of "Uh-leash-uh" other than the Spanish or whatever other pronunciation there is.
Swedish Pronunciation: a-LEE-see-ah.
Alicia is a lovely name. Although I prefer the Ah-lee-see-a pronunciation over the Ah-lee-sha one.
Sounds lovely, but there’s not much in it. I still think it’s quite nice, though.
Don't like this name. Too basic. The spelling Alisha would be much better.
I do not understand why people pronounce this this name as a-lee-sha in the first place because that is not the correct pronunciation. This is my name and I was named after my grandmother who is Mexican. The correct pronunciation is a-lee-see-a because this name is in fact NOT English. It is the Spanish and Swedish form of the English name Alice and I wish people knew that before naming their daughters this and deciding to mispronounce it. If people like the a-lee-sha pronunciation so much, they should just spell it Alisha or Aleesha. I always got teased in school because the non-Spanish speaking teachers always pronounced it wrong and everyone always said that my name was ghetto when it wasn't but of course the English speaking world had to appropriate this name and ruin it's reputation by mispronouncing it just like they did with the Latin name Felicia.
Dear Alicia (Anonymous User commenting on the 25th of November 2019) ― with all due respect, ma’am, it’s called phonotactics. Those of English differ from those of other languages. You can’t exactly expect to import a loanword from another language that isn’t one of the source languages or lexifiers of the language that’s borrowing the term and have people not mangle it somehow (English had French as a major influence, not Spanish or Swedish). That happens both to words, and to names.

I wish you hadn’t confirmed my impression of the name that I had all those years ago (see my comment from then)….
My name is Alicia, pronounced "Al-lee-sha" it is pronounced wrong about 60% of the time, and I got called "Ashley" a lot as a kid.

I have been going by the name Allie since my second year of college because I feel it fits me better. I'm not that much of a girly girl at all, and the name Alicia sounds very feminine to me, but I don't mind the name on other people, it is just not a good fit for me, and my friends say they think Allie suits me much better than Alicia.
I personally like my name (pronounced A-liss-ee-ah). However it is often misread or confuses people. I personally wouldn’t recommend my name as while I like it, it’s hardly ever said properly. Normally, I just let people say my name wrong as majority of the time when I tell people how to pronounce my name they still get it wrong.
Most of my friends and family call me Liss or Lissy which I prefer to my actual name. (I hope this helped)
My name is “Allysiah.” Spelled way different but pronounced “uh-lee-see-uh”.
This is my name and I personally don't like it. I pronounce my name ah-lee-sh-ah, though a lot of people call me ah-lee-see-ah including my Spanish teacher. It is often also misspelled as my name is not pronounced the way it looks. I really would not name your child it.
At least in South-East Asia, it's pronounced "e-li-shia"
(first two syllables of 'elephant' + 'sheer')
Not a big fan of it being pronounced "Aleesha," more on the count of not hearing "a-lee-sya" very often.
The name seems pretty popular in Sweden, too. I've seen quite a few Alicias, and they were all pretty young.
The pronunciation in the UK is a-LI-see-a, using 'li' like in 'lid.' People from the States often get that wrong, and it isn't even listed with the pronunciations. In my eyes, that's the correct way to pronounce it.
In 2018, 26 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Alicia who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 258th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
Alicia is a lovely name. I dislike the a-lee-sha pronunciation though.
I like the name Alicia. I somewhat prefer Alice since it’s more classic but Alicia is fine. Granted, I would usually pronounce it Ah-lee-sha, since that’s more common to me. I would really only pronounce it Ah-lee-sya if you were of Hispanic descent, otherwise it comes up as pretentious to me. It’s a pretty name and I like Alicia Keys who is a good singer.
Alicia is a great name. I prefer the pronunciation a-lee-see-ya.
Alicia is a character you can marry in Rune Factory 2.
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.
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'.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Alicia are female.
Also Galician.
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 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.
Had a friend who spelled her name like this but pronounced it like "Alecia." I remember our coach asking how she pronounced it.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
I knew a girl who spelt it like this, but pronounced it Alecia. All the teachers mispronounced her name.
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 :)
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.
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!
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.
Alicia Keys bore the name.
I like it and think it has a pleasant, pretty sound. It could also make a nice middle name.
Something about this name always sounds trashy/unsophisticated to me. Maybe I have just had bad associations with it in the past.
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.
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.
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. :)
Pretty name, but reminds me a bit of alopecia.
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...
In Britain and Australia, Alicia is often pronounced ə-LIS-ee-ə, as well as ə-LEE-shə.
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.
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!
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.
I prefer the pronunciation: a-LEE-sya.
This is a nice name! In my opinion, "a-lis-ee-a" is the most elegant pronunciation.
Alicia Keys. She has a beautiful voice, and she is beautiful herself.
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.
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.
Alicia Silverstone pronounces her first name ah-LEE-see-ah.
I only like it pronounced ah-LEE-see-ah and I think the nickname Lecie (LEE-see) is cute.
Alicia is a trendy name but without being tacky. I like the pronunciation 'Ah li - see - ah' it sounds prettiest that way.
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.
I think it sounds lovely, regardless of how it's pronounced.
Czech and Slovak pronunciation is "ah-LEE-tsya".
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.
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.
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.
Alicia Masters (Fantastic Four) is the name of Benamin Grimm's (The Thing) love interest.
Alicia Spinnet plays as a chaser of the Gryffindor quidditch team in J.K. Rowling's famous Harry Potter series.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alicia Isabel Adriana Bárcena Ibarra is a Mexican biologist who serves as the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Management since January 2007.
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.
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.
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.
Alicia Coppola (born April 12, 1968) is an American television actress.
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.
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".
Alicia Gaspar de Alba is a scholar, historian, writer, and poet whose works include novels and scholarly studies on Chicano culture and sexuality.
Alicia Gironella D'Angeli is a well-known Mexican chef. She has published many cook books. She is married to Jorge D'Angeli.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alicia Kozameh (born on March 20, 1953, in Rosario, Argentina) is an Argentine author.
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.
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.
Dame Alicia Markova, DBE, DMus (December 1, 1910 – December 2, 2004) was the first English dancer to be titled a Prima Ballerina Assoluta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alicia Reckzin (born ca. 1970) is a former member of Anti-Racist Action whose assault led to the imprisonment of George Burdi.
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.
Alicia Rhodes (born September 8, 1978) is a British pornographic actress, currently working in the United States. Rhodes was born in Manchester, England.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alicia Villarreal (born Martha Alicia Villarreal Esparza on August 31, 1974, in Monterrey, Mexico) is a Mexican singer.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes, it's spelled Alicea instead of Alicia - then it's normally pronounced ah-LISS-ee-ah.
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.
This name derives from many cultures. Teutonic (old German), Greek, Old English, as well as Spanish.
In European Spanish Alicia sounds very much like Alethea.
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.
In Spain it is pronounced a-LEE-thea.
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
Alicia is used in Sweden too. Pronounced like a-LIS-ya.
The name Alicia is very pretty, especially pronounced as ah-LEE-shah!
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.
Alicia is also a Portuguese name.
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?
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.
My favourite pronunciations of this name are a-LEE-see-a and a-LISS-ee-a.
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.
My friend pronounces it A-Lish-A.
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.
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.
I don't care how you pronounce it - this is a beautiful name. (Except for a-LISH-a.)
Jodie Foster's birth name is Alicia Christian Foster.
I know two girls named Alicia who pronounce it ah-LEE-sha.
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.
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.
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".
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!
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 is a really pretty name.
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'.
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.
Pronounced ah-LEE-see-ah.
Another famous bearer is Alicia Moore, aka Pink.
For your info it's Alecia not Alicia!
I like it pronounced A-lee-sha. It sounds pretty.
Another famous bearer is Alicia Keys, singer/songwriter.
Pronounced a-liss-c-ya.
A famous bearer is Alicia Silverstone.
Also an ancient Greek name, feminine of Alicios (Alisios).

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