A'isha (name)

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A'isha
PronunciationArabic: [ʕaːˈʔɪʃa],
Turkish: [ɑjʃe].
GenderFemale
Language(s)Arabic
Origin
MeaningShe who lives

A'isha (Arabic: عائشة‎, Āʾisha; also spelled A'aisha, Aisha, Aishah, Aicha, Aishat, Aisya, Aisyah, Ayşe, Aiša, Ajša, Aïcha, Aisyah, or Ayesha) is an Arabic female given name which means "She who lives" or "womanly". The name Aisha originated from Aisha, the last and youngest wife of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, and is a popular name among Muslim women.

Ayesha is a common variant spelling in the Arab World and countries with a high population of Sunni Muslims such as the United States, where it was ranked 2,020 out of 4,275 for females of all ages in the 1990 US Census.[1] The name Ayesha was briefly popular among English-speakers after it appeared in the book She by Rider Haggard.[citation needed], as well as the song "Aicha"[2] by French Algerian singer Khaled.

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Aisha[edit]

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  1. ^ List of female first names from the United States Census Bureau
  2. ^ Khaled, DJ. "Aicha". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 21 May 2018.