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Gender: Female Meaning of Alisha: "protected by God" Origin of Alisha: Phonetic spelling of Alicia; also Sanskrit Alisha's Popularity in 2017: #865

The name Alisha is a girl's name of Spanish, Sanskrit origin meaning "protected by God". Alisha is ranked #865 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

This name has two derivations. One is as a member of the well-populated Alice/Alicia family (with an overly literal spelling), which gives it the meaning "noble"; the other is an Urdu name with the meaning "protected by God." If you're going with the first derivation, we suggest you stick with the classic and beautiful Alicia.

This spelling of the name peaked in the 1980s.

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Famous People Named Alisha

Alisha Marie Mcdonal, American YouTuber
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Alisha Ann Itkin, American dance pop singer
Alisha Farrer, Australian model and actress
Alisha Bennett, British pop singer
Alisha Glass, American volleyball player
Alisha Inacio aka Alexxis Nevaeh, American pro wrestler

Pop Culture References for the name Alisha

Alisha Daniels, character on British TV series 'Misfits'
Alisha's Attic, British musical group


Galaxystar28 Says:


I prefer Alicia. Alisha gives off that "basic white girl" vibe.

MelanieCora Says:


My name is Alicia and a lot of people try to spell it this way before I correct them. This phonetic spelling makes sense if you pronounce Alicia uh-lee-sha (which is how my name is pronounced), but Alicia can also be pronounced uh-liss-ee-uh or uh-lee-see-uh so that wouldn't make as much sense. Alicia means "of noble birth" so I'm not sure where the meaning of Alisha comes from.

actingfun Says:


This is the phonetic spelling of Alicia, so shouldn't it mean "noble"? Names without secular meanings bother me, and I always pronounce Alicia a-LEE-see-a. I guess it could be either.

TheHumanCanvas Says:


I think this name is very pretty, even if it is a phonetic spelling.