[ 3 syll. a-li-cia, al-ic-ia ] The baby girl name Alicia is pronounced in English as ahLIHSah, ahLIHSYah, ahLIH-SHah or ahLIY-SHah, in Spanish as aeLIY-THYae, or in Spanish-Latin American as aeLIYSYae †. Alicia has its origins in the Germanic language. It is used largely in the English, Latinized, Spanish, French, and Scandinavian languages. The meaning of Alicia is 'of a noble kind'. It is a two-element name derived from adal and heit with the meanings 'noble, honorable' and 'kind, sort, type' respectively. The name Alice was Latinized as Alesia and Alicia as early as the 12th century, and in the 19th century, the form Alicia was popularized by romance writers.
Alicia is an English, Latinized, and Spanish form of the English and Italian Adelaide.
Alicia is also an English, Latinized, and Spanish form of the Dutch, German, and Scandinavian Adelheid.
Alicia is also an English, French, Latinized, Scandinavian, and Spanish form of Alice.
Alicia is the feminine equivalent of the Spanish Alicio.Adelicia, Aelicia, Alaysha, Alaysia, Alease, Alecea, Alecia (used in Greek too), Aleesha, Aleisha (used in Greek too), Alesha (used in Greek too), Aleshia (used in Greek too), Alesia, Alica, Alicea, Alicha, Alichia, Aliciah, Alician, Alicya, Aliecia, Alieshea, Alisa (used in Armenian and Russian too), Alisha, Alishia, Alisia, Alissa, Alissia, Alisya, Aliza, and Allicea. Other English forms include the familiar forms Lecia, Licia (used in Greek, and Italian too), Lisha, and Lyssa, and the spelling variants Allicia, Allyssha, Alycia, and Alysia. Forms used in foreign languages include Aleecia (Greek), Alicja (Polish), and Alícia (Catalan and Portuguese).
See also the related form, the English and Hebrew Elisha.
Alicia is popular as a baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1900s up to the 1980s. Its usage peaked modestly in 1984 with 0.434% of baby girls being named Alicia. It was #40 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a drop in popularity since then. In 2012, it ranked at #272 with a usage of only 0.062%, but it was nevertheless the 3rd most popular after Alyssa and Alice, among all girl names in its family. Alyssa was 4 times more popular than Alicia in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Alicia include Alitia, Elicia, Illyssa, Uleesha, Ulicia, Aaleasha, Aaliesha, Aalisha, Aelicia, Ahladit, Ahladtya, Ahlyssa, Alaisa, Alaïs, Alake, Alaska, Alauda, Alaysia, Aldea, and Aldeah.
† Pronunciation for Alicia: AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)"
Details of famous persons named Alicia:
Actress Jodie Foster, born Alicia Christian Foster 19 November 1962, Los Angeles, California.
Actress Alicia Silverstone, born 4 October 1976, San Francisco, California.
Actress Alicia Witt, born 21 August 1975, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Singer Alicia Keys, born 25 January 1981, New York, New York.