Aisha Name Meaning & Origin

Aisha

Pronunciation: iy-EE-shə (key)

Origin of the name Aisha:

Derived from the Arabic 'Āisha (alive and well), which is from 'āsha (to live). The name is borne by the Prophet Muhammad's third and favorite wife.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ayesha, Iesha

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Meanings and history of the name Aisha: | Edit

Was the third wife of the Prophet Muhammad and is often referred to by the title "The Mother of Believers". She is held in high regard by Muslims, sh'a muslims love all the prophet wife's and have respect to them.

Means "alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated.
This name began to be used in America in the 1970s, possibly inspired by princess Aisha of Jordan (1968-), the daughter of King Hussein and his British-born wife. It received a boost in popularity after Stevie Wonder used it for his first daughter in 1975.

Famous real-life people named Aisha: | Edit

Aisha Tyler - American actress
Aisha from big brother

Aisha in song, story & screen: | Edit

Aisha is the name of Stevie Wonder's daughter for whom the song "Isn't she Lovely" was written. Her name is mentioned in the song.
Aisha is one of the main characters in "The Slap", an Australian book and 8-part television series

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