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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Lakesha

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Lakesha in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Lakesha:

  • Records indicate that 7,129 girls in the United States have been named Lakesha since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1978, when 678 people in the U.S. were given the name Lakesha. Those people are now 38 years old.

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    Comments about the name Lakesha

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      21 Positive Comments

  • "Love it! When I was little I was called Kesha, as I got older I started to go by Lakesha, Now I'm Ms. Lakesha. All three are me 100%" Jan. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always spell it and say it wrong. I am called Kesha for short, and there are lots of them around. When I was in high school, if you yelled Kesha in the hallway you get at least 10 responses. I have always liked my name. It was given to me by a homeless native american, meaning sparkling water, supposively." Oct. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey i have a 2 yr old child name LAKESHA but they called her KEKE for short my name is MESHIA i like my name it cute" Sep. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lakeisha! I absoulutely adore my name. Wether I am called by Lakeisha, Keke,or Keisha :)" Aug. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am elated to say that my name is Lakesha... Most often it is mispronounced as Lake-sha, especially by nonethnic components. I have not had anything but "great" experiences with my name. I am a Real Estate Executive in Florida and my name has often opened many doors of opportunity for me; as it strikes curiosity of meaning and intrigue by many. Just for the record, my name means "Joyful" in English and "Royalty / Princess" in Swahili. So what's not to love about it! I was born in 1969, growing up I have always felt so blessed to have this most beautiful and uniquely befitting name. So to all my fellow Lakeshas or 'Lake-shas'(smile)... "Girls hold your heads up and realize that you are the best of the best! Why? Because LAKESHA, your parents chose to name you amongst the BEST!" Kisses to all my fellow joyful, happy and most royal Lakesha Sisters!" Jan. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "LOL. I am LaKeshia G. also, (Gibson) from Akron OH. Small word. I was considering changing it because I am sick of being passed over for less qualified people in the work force. I believe I will shorten it to L. on my resume and when I sign papers. That is all." Oct. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just ENJOY hearing folks say my name.It rings out strong woman and the spelling is my own.Not many people spell it this way...."Lakeshia"."Even wording the letters out loud sounds so!Everything it is I am!!(I mean if i'm going to be jugde by a name,that i put my own meaning behind).I am who I am but I must say this name fits me.Lakeshia G." Jul. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my. I am 30 years old and have been thru some of the same things in life as these other girls. Yes everyone has the name but have you ever found the meaning of it. I did my first year in college we had an assingment to do wich was find out who your are and what your name and reperesents. Means FAVORITE. So what do you espect... Everyone wants to be someones favorite." Jun. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name lakesha and i love my name. my name is expensive iam a twin and my sister name tenesha we are perfect twins." Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "yep that is my name and i love it and every body that i know loves my name" Nov. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "its been exciting its pronounced la ke sha peopleoften say it as lake sha and spell it lakeisha, my sister has the same name" Oct. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is LaKesha..I love my name. When my mother named me, in the 80's, my name was elegant and proper, a classy name, but now-a-days its been thrown down the drain. People say it's ghetto, so sometimes I want to tell people a nickname to call me, but I AM PROUD of my name and refuse to potray it as a "GHETTO" name...I am far from ghetto so therefore I can bring something extra to the fellow LAKESHA name generation...sterotypes need to stop.." May. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is lakesha and some people say that it is ghetto but i dont think so some people say my name like lake-sha but it is cool i like the way my name is spelled" Apr. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like it. If you made it up you ghetto and i don't know" Mar. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lakesha and I love my name. I think it is very unique. There are a couple people at my school name Lakesha and i didnt realize how popular my name was until i got to high school. Some people call it ghetto but i dont see it that way." Mar. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is La'kesha most of the time people pronounce it correctly but they always have a hard time spelling it. ioften meet a lot of people with the same name as me,which is okay with me. i love my name but i don't hear it a lot because most people call me kesha for short. and its great because i often hear my name on songs and many movies,books,and t.v. shows." Dec. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "lakesha is a unique name to me and yes some call me lake-sha but that doesnt bother me because i know the correct way to say it" Oct. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sisters name is lakesha and it fits her very well" Sep. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is lakesha that is why i'am on this website and i find my name nice like popular andall sorts of ways is my name ment for a girl anser these plz and thz you" Sep. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People usualy add an e or i to the spelling and often people say it wrong Lake sha or latisha" Aug. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lakesha. I am 16 years old and people often pronounce my name correctly. It also depends on who you are talking to. By they get it right they might think that they are saying it wrong but i tell them yeah it's right. It is pronounced La ke sha." Jun. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I have this name. People have thought this name very beautiful and have complimented me on it most of which are caucasian and a small amount of which are asian. I also, often, get laughed at (graciously light-hearted of course) by a majority of the african american community because it is mostly african american woman who have this or some version of this name. I am not african american nor do I have, as far as I am aware, any african american dissent. I am mixed and identify mainly with the caucasian community. I sometimes get a double or triple take accompanied with a hesitant expression when I must present identification. I do not look like anything close to a LaKeshia. Only those Russian/Slavic community have ever made me feel remotely comfortable with it. It has left me feeling rather conflicted and so I stopped using it in favor of my middle or last name, abbreviating my first only as 'L'. The name just doesn't feel like home." Oct. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      22 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Lakesha but I spell it Lakeshia and iam proud of my name its a beautiful name" Apr. 13, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "lakesha said that the girl with the pink shirt is ugly" Nov. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. I think it's the most beautiful name in the world." Jan. 30, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lakesha and I absolutely hate it. When i get old enough i will surely change." Jan. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is LaKesha and I love it! I am 30 years old and I have heard that my name is getto as well, but I wouldn't change it for the world!" Jan. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes my name is lakesha n I Love it. My daddy gave me this name n I'm proud of it.When people ask me how 2 spell it I tell them 2 spell lake n then sha. My name is so popular n I like it so much." Mar. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my fellow Lake Sha's in the world! *SMILES* My name is spelled LaKesha and that's how people usually pronounce it,but that's not how you say it. Its LAH-KESHA! I LOVE MY NAME AND ALL OF YOU. DONT PAY THE STEROTYPES ANY MIND BECUASE MOST KESHAS I KNOW ARENT CLOSE TO BEING "GHETTO"" Jan. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lakesha and You go through alot being a "kesha" people spell my name wrong all the time. And not to many people around here share my name but there is one girl with my exact name first and last OMG! That was a horror in school" Oct. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am also a Lakesha, only my name is spelled Lakeshia. I never really ran into trouble with the name as a child. As an adult, I have noticed that the name does carry a sterotype. Armed with a great resume and applying for numerous postions (some of which I was over-qualified for),I found it hard to get so much as a call-back or email from potential employers. I've had more than a few employers tell me "your not what I expected" (based on past experience, my guess was they meant not ghetto enough). Antithetically amongst friends I am considered to be the "white girl" of the bunch. So based on a name I couldn't get a job and turns out I'm actually to be too white. You have to laugh, huh?" Aug. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "HEY KAYLA GIRL IT HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE NAME LYKEISHA" Feb. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i dont meet many people with the name lakesha but they do say it right the correct way 2 say it is la-kesha people often spell it wrong and it kind of get anoying" Nov. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is lakesha byrd some people spell my name wrong" Jul. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is lakesha byrd some people spell my name wrong" Jul. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is Lakesha and I love my name. It is a very ethnic name but it is who I am!" May. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Lakesha, pronounced: La Key sha Most people on first glance say Lake Sha Most often seen it spelled as Lakeisha. I tried spelling it LaKesha to help with the pronounciation problems but as I got older I just grew to accept that people wouldn't get it right but they will always remember it." Apr. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is lakesha an often people that dont know me think im ghetto some people say it wrong but not too often its pronounced la-key-sha and the only bad things is u wont find nethang in the store with ur name on it" Feb. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is lakesha as you can see people would say my name like this letica but then and now i would tell them its not like that its l.a.k.e.s.h.a and tell them there is no e in my name or i i get peed off because of it...." Feb. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lakesha and when people spell my name they always want to add and "i" in there some where. I like my name but it is fairly common which is a bad thing to me because I like to be original." Jan. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate


  • "well i dont like by name because every where i go some one always got my name. i want a name dat i dont hear everyday or everywhere i go...dats really bugs me." Oct. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lakesha people always spell and mis-pronouce it as Lake sha. A lot of people from other places never heard the name before." Oct. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lakeesha and i'm the only person I know who spells it this way. I love my name and the nicknames that come from it like keesha or keesh!!!" May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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