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Gender: Female Meaning of Nisha: "night" Origin of Nisha: SANSKRIT

The name Nisha is a girl's name of Hindi origin meaning "night". Nisha and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Dark and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

From the experts:

Pretty name that hit the popularity charts in England in the late 1990s.

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Famous People Named Nisha

Nisha Adhikari, Nepalese actress
Nisha Rawal, Indian actress
Nisha Agarwal, Indian actress
Nisha Ganatra, Canadian film director
Nisha Nayar, British actress
Nisha Varghes, South African blogger of Nisha360

Pop Culture References for the name Nisha

Nisha the Lawbringer, a playable character from Borderlands the Pre-Sequel.

Niasha, Nishi, Nishay


fromtheocean12 Says:


I'm curious as to why Nameberry thinks Nisha won't translate well to English countries... living in America I know a couple Indian-Americans named Nisha and no one has ever commented on it. It seems to work just fine and is a very pretty name.

saoirse123 Says:


I don't really see what is so unusable about this name for anglophones... Seems like a lovely name to me

thecuddlyfork Says:


My name is Neisha! I think they should add my spelling as a variation. Also, I have been told by many friends who are from India and speak Hindi, that the name translates to "Beautiful Night"