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Quick Facts on Alisha

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 869
ə-LEE-shə; ə-LISH-ə
Simple meaning:
Noble one

Characteristics of Alisha

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Alisha

Alisha is a variant of Alicia, itself a modern Latinate form of Alice. Alice in turn is an anglicized form of the Old French Adelaide which is derived from the Germanic elements “adal” meaning “noble” and “heid” meaning “kind, type”. All such names derived from Adelaide and Alice essentially mean “noble one”. Both the French Adelaide and the English Alice were well established female names in medieval times. Alice in particular enjoyed immense popularity in the 19th century thanks in large part to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865) and “Through the Looking Glass” (1872) based on his real-life young child friend Alice Liddell. Due to the enduring popularity of these classic children’s books, and the quaintly commonsensical and beloved little heroine Alice, the name is almost synonymous with innocently adventurous little girls. Variations of Alice were soon to follow in the late 19th century and Alicia is one such example. Later in the 20th century the Latinate Alicia morphed into a more phonetically modern Alisha.

Popularity of the Name Alisha

Alisha made her debut on the American female naming charts in 1964. Very quickly this name took hold and rose in popularity. Her peak achievement on the charts came in 1987 when she almost made the Top 100 list of most favorite girl names in the country (highest spot #118). Alisha has not been in circulation as long as the more traditional Latinate spelling of Alicia, nor has she ever been as popular; but she has held her own up against a lot of “Alice” competition. Alisha’s heyday is over – this name is too 1980s and isn’t faring as well as we’ve entered the 21st century. Alicia is also dropping in usage, but not as fast as Alisha. Given the option, most parents prefer the more traditional spelling of Alicia rather than the phonetically altered Alisha. There are several nicknames commonly connected to Alicia/Alisha such as Ali, Allie, Ally, Lisha and Leesha.
Popularity of the Girl Name Alisha
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Alisha

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  • Famous People Named Alisha

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    Famous People Named Alisha - Alisha (singer)

  • Children of Famous People Named Alisha

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Personality of the Girl Name Alisha

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

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