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Quick Facts on Aisha

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • African-American, Arabic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 568
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Aisha

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Aisha

‘Aisha is a name of Arabic origin meaning “alive”. The most famous Arabic name bearer is probably Aisha bint Abu Bakr, one of the wives of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and the daughter of the First Caliph (Abu Bakr) to succeed Muhammad after his death. Some claim that Aisha was Muhammad’s favorite wife and it was in her arms where the Prophet died (632). Aisha’s role in Islamic history is more important from the Sunni perspective; they consider her “Mother of the Believers”. After Muhammad’s death, Aisha’s position in the 7th century Muslim community became more elevated as she took on leadership roles in religious, social and military affairs. She rebelled against the Fourth Caliph Ali but was ultimately defeated at the Battle of the Camel. Despite Aisha’s prominent position within the Sunni Muslim world, the name spread more widespread into Western Culture for two main reasons. One, King Hussein of Jordan’s second wife was British born Antoinette Avril Gardiner (Princess Muna al-Hussein). The couple named one of their twin daughters Aisha in 1968 (Jordan is predominately Sunni Muslim). And two, in the 1970s African-American citizens began to look toward Arabic and Islamic names for inspiration. Aisha was one such female name that gained a following, no doubt spurred on in 1975 when popular musician Stevie Wonder gave this name to his daughter in 1975. The name Aisha remains a Top 10 favorite girl’s name in the largely Sunni-Muslim nations of the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan and Malaysia. Aishah, Ayeesha and Ayesha are common alternate spellings.

Popularity of the Name Aisha

Aisha came “alive” for the first time on the American female naming charts in 1973 and then really jumped in popularity between 1975 and 1977 when musician superstar Stevie Wonder named his daughter Aisha (which he claimed was African for “strength and intelligence”). In fact, Wonder’s hit single “Isn’t She Lovely” was written for baby Aisha. What a legacy! In the late 1970s Aisha was especially popular in the states of Maryland, Louisiana, Delaware, Illinois and New York. Considering this was a name used primarily among African-Americans, we were astounded that Aisha actually reached her high position of #175 on the charts in 1977. You go girl! We cannot underscore what a remarkable achievement this was for a once unknown name. Aisha has become less and less popular as we’ve advanced toward and into the 21st century but she’s still “alive” and well on the charts with levels of still-familiar moderation (although Arab-Americans are probably using Aisha as a name for their daughters with greater frequency than African-Americans at this point). Aisha is undoubtedly a beautiful name (although more valued among the Sunnis vs. the Shiites). She’s lively, strong and courageous. As an Arabic name less familiar to the Western World, Aisha is ethnically original. Bright. Happy. Alive. Rolling Stone front-man Mick Jagger even has a daughter named Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger (b. 1992).
Popularity of the Girl Name Aisha
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Aisha

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Aisha

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Aisha

    Aisha We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Aisha.

  • Popular Songs on Aisha

    Popular Songs on Aisha

    a song written by Stevie Wonder for his daughter Aisha - Isn’t She Lovely?

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Aisha

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Aisha

    Aisha Goes in Search of Colour (Lisa Jane Dhar) - Bubblesville, the capital of Nectarland, is home to the world's most special and unusual insects. Aisha is 2 1/2 days old—that's 10 1/2 in butterfly years—she is three inches tall, has four wings, two antenna, and she is the most extraordinary butterfly Nectarland has ever seen. In a land full of the brightest colors, Aisha is born plain gray! How does Aisha learn to live with being different, and how do Nectarland's insects react to her? Find out for yourself in this humorous, classic tale set in a fun world of insects. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Aisha's Gift (Rochelle O'Neal Thorpe) - This story shows how a young African American finds beauty in the headdress worn by a young girl from the Somali Republic. With the help of her father Keisha discovers the significance of the Hijab and is encouraged to make a new friend. Aisha's Gift shows the innocence and joy children share in making a special friend. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Aisha's Moonlit Walk: Stories and Celebrations for the Pagan Year (Anika Stafford) - These engaging children's stories chronicle a modern-day family as they celebrate the eight pagan holidays over the course of a year. Readers of all ages will delight in following the fictional Aisha and her family and friends. Told in Aisha's own words, these charming stories bring to life the tradition, beliefs, and values of the pagan faith as it is celebrated today. The book includes a brief introduction to each holiday and an outline of the key pagan concepts and lessons for each story. Readers will follow Aisha to winter solstice, the longest night of the year, when she learns to appreciate the importance of family and figures out how to end a fight with her best friend Heather. During the fall equinox, readers will rejoice with Aisha as she celebrates her many accomplishments over the past year. This refreshing, family-oriented approach to the pagan calendar is ideal for children, parents, teachers, and anyone who seeks greater insight into the spiritual significance of pagan tradition. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    The Shadowlands (Aisha Blackwell's Chronicles) (Eiry Nieves) - Kindle edition. After almost three hundred years roaming the earth in solitude, one of two things was bound to happen: suicide or finally going crazy. But when death’s promise was worse than the thought of living…craziness and bitterness seemed like a hell a better option to her. On the bright side, when life no longer holds any surprises for you, it also gives you a sense of serenity that has been denied since birth. At least that’s what Aisha Blackwell tells her reflection every passing day. From a world of shadows comes our heroine, a tracker that’s only called forward to Dead Territory (the side of the world that wields no magic), when an awakened comes belatedly into his powers. But this new call is about to change life as she knew it. When given the assignment to track a new awakened, Aisha thought it would be a simple task; only a matter of finding, capturing it and then returning to the Shadowlands. But what she didn’t expect to find was that this new awakened would bring her world to her feet. Maybe life still had a few surprises to give…like the strength of the bonds of friendship, the warmness that love can bestow and the means to make a heart beat again. I dare you to enter the Shadowlands. Recommended for ages young adult.

  • Famous People Named Aisha

    Famous People Named Aisha

    Famous People Named Aisha - Aisha Tyler (actress); Princess Aisha of Jordan (daughter of King Hussein); Aisha Wonder (musician, daughter of Stevie Wonder); Aisha bint Abu Bakr (wife of Prophet Muhammad)

  • Children of Famous People Named Aisha

    Children of Famous People Named Aisha

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Aisha - Stevie Wonder (musician); King Hussein (King of Jordan)

  • Historic Figures

    Aisha - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Aisha - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Aisha.

Personality of the Girl Name Aisha

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Aisha

  • No Variations Found.
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