Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Aisha (Name)

Aisha (transliteration: ʿĀʾishah) is an Arabic name for girls that means “one who has a good condition in life”12. Its literal meaning is “alive”3. Aisha is the feminine form of the boy name Aaish.

There are eight Companions of the Prophet with the name of Aisha, including his own wife (first on the list below):

  • Aisha bint Abi Bakr al-Siddiq عائشة بنت أبي بكر الصديق
  • Aisha bint Jareer عائشة بنت جرير
  • Aisha bint al-Harith عائشة بنت الحارث
  • Aisha bint Abi Sufyan عائشة بنت أبي سفيان
  • Aisha bint Abdul Rahman عائشة بنت عبد الرحمن
  • Aisha bint Ujrud عائشة بنت عجرد
  • Aisha bint Umair عائشة بنت عمير
  • Aisha bint Qudamah عائشة بنت قدامة

The name Aisha may also be spelled as Aaisha, Aishah, A’isha, Aa’isha, A’ishah, Aaishah, Aesha, Ayesha, Ayeshah, and Aayesha among others.

There is an Arabian tribe by the name of Banu Aisha.4

Below is the name Aisha written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is Aisha written in the Arabic calligraphic ruʿqah script:

Footnotes

  1. Al-Muheet fil Lughah by al-Sahib bin Abbad (d. c. 995 CE), entry for عيش.
  2. Asaas al-Balaaghah by al-Zamakhshari (d. 1143 CE), entry for عيش.
  3. Al-Misbaah al-Muneer by al-Fayyumi (d. 1368 CE), entry for عيش.
  4. Kitaab al-Ain by al-Khaleel bin Ahmad al-Faraahidi (d. 786 CE), entry for عشو.

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