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 is often added to user-created lists like Trashy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "How to spell a name".
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.