Alisha

Alisha - A very unique female name



  Dec 15,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alisha, meaning protected by God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1956 on position #1957. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alisha and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alisha? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Alisha. The baby girl name Alisha was given to 253 baby girls in 2012, ranking #867 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,586 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alisha peaked in popularity 32 years ago in 1987 on position 117.



Famous with this name

Alisha Bailey
Alisha Wainwright
Alisha Talbot


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Alisha is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alisha is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #329 - and is the least popular in Michigan at position #1,203.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Alisha is where you live.


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Alisha origin and meaning

Alisha is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means protected by God. To see famous people named Alisha, pop culture references for the name Alisha and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Alisha

We've found the following names that sound similar to Alisha, sorted by popularity.

Alice / Alexis / Alyssa / Alicia / Alexa / Alexia / Alissa / Alisa / Alexus / Alyce /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012867
2011783
2010779
2009771
2008635
2007548
2006589
2005484
2004438
2003440
2002406
2001413
2000395
1999374
1998340
1997290
1996239
1995221
1994199
1993172
1992162
1991149
1990134
1989122
1988124
1987117
1986124
1985131
1984123
1983141
1982145
1981142
1980150
1979161
1978187
1977201
1976254
1975297
1974327
1973355
1972382
1971401
1970473
1969496
1968639
1967740
1966879
1965796
1964959
19631117
19621325
19611708
19601361
19561957

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey329
New York460
Maryland484
Connecticut543
Minnesota586
Florida618
Massachusetts632
Pennsylvania692
Tennessee723
Virginia807
Illinois817
Colorado877
Georgia882
North Carolina959
California976
Ohio1007
Texas1118
Michigan1203

Even more about Alisha


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Alisha a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Alisha?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1987
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Alisha
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,586
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1956
2012 births +253

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