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Gender: Female Pronunciation: eye-EE-sha Meaning of Aisha: "living, prosperous" Origin of Aisha: Arabic; Swahili Aisha's Popularity in 2017: #549

The name Aisha is a girl's name of Arabic, Swahili origin meaning "living, prosperous". Aisha is ranked #549 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Fame and Fortune and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Aisha was Muhammad's favorite wife, making this lovely name and its myriad variations hugely popular among Muslims and also African-Americans. It's been energized by TV personality Aisha Tyler. Pronunciation is usually eye-EE-sha but some say ay-sha.

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Famous People Named Aisha

Aisha, wife of the prophet Muhammad
Aisha bint Al Hussein, Princess of Jordan, sister of King Abdullah II
Aisha Tyler, American actress and TV personality
Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, first lady of Nigeria as wife of President Muhammadu Buhari
Aisha Hinds, American actress
Aisha, stage name of Aija Andrejeva, Latvian singer
Aisha, stage name of Pamela Ross, British reggae singer
Aisha Kahlil, American singer of vocal group Sweet Honey in the Rock
Aisha Dee, Australian actress, dancer, and singer
Aisha Jacob, British actress
"Bibi" Aisha Mohammadzai, Afghan woman who appeared on the cover of Time
Aisha Hunt, daughter of actress Margaret Avery and Robert Gordon Hunt
Aisha Morris (b. 1975), daughter of singer Stevie Wonder
Aisha bint Faisal (b. 1997), Princess of Jordan, daughter of Prince Faisal; twin of sister Sara
Aisha Lynn Bonds (b. 1999), daughter of baseball player Barry Bonds

Pop Culture References for the name Aisha

Aisha Campbell, character on TV's "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"
Aisha, character in anime "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED"
Aisha Roberts, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Aisha Kapoor, main character in 2010 Indian film "Aisha"
Aisha aka Layla, a member of "Winx Club"
Aisha, character in the Romancing SaGa video game
Aisha, character in the Rumble Roses video game series
Aisha Clan-Clan, character from the anime Outlaw Star
Aisha Krishnam, character from the anime Sky Girls
Aisha, a species of neopet on the website Neopets
"Aisha", song by Death in Vegas


WriterNotPrego Says:


I used to have a Muslim friend named this and she pronounced it eye ee shuh

KLS2 Says:


What does skin color have to do with a name?

paulapuddephatt Says:


Lovely name

stella2007 Says:


I love the Eye-EE-Sha pronunciation. It is common in the Muslim community though. But if you're not Muslim I think it would be more unique to name your daughter Aisha. I really like the sound of this name but I prefer the Eishia spelling.

aaronburrsir Says:


Love it, but unusable because I'm white. (I would pronounce it ay-sha, by the way.)

Lena_Aline Says:


This name is very popular in the Muslim community, where it is pronounced 'EYE-shuh'.

Linnie Says:


I love this name because of the song, "Isn't She Lovely".
Isn't she lovely? Life and love are the same. Life is Aisha; the meaning of her name...

Dspisces1407 Says:


Lovely name!

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I know two people with the name and each of them pronounce it as ay-sha