US Popularity:12625
Other Origin(s):Arabic, Swahili
Meaning:Rich, wealthy; Commanding, reigning; Life, alive
Ishana is a gender-neutral name of multiple origins. In Sanskrit, It translates to “rich” or “wealthy” as well as “commanding” or “reigning.” Ishana is known to followers in the Hindu religion as the incarnation of a deity, often known to be a form of the god Shiva. Ishana is referred to in many different ways across the Puranas, which refers to a vast range of Indian literature that often tells of lore and legends. For example, in the Shiva Purana, Ishana is said to bestow knowledge and riches on those with intelligence. This element of the name’s legacy might inspire baby to work hard toward their goals, whether they be academic or material. Ishana is also often connected to the name Aisha with Swahili roots meaning “life,” as well as Arabic for “alive.”

Ishana Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ishana is currently #3244 on The Bump
Boy:Ishana is currently #1799 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Ishana is currently #2213 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ishana is currently #12625 in U.S. births
Girl:Ishana is currently #7370 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 3329
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Wisdom Library, Ishana

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 70, 156

  • Behind the Name, Aisha, December 2022

  • Quranic Names, Aisha

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