Alicia Silverstone Reveals How to Say Her Name and We've All Been Mispronouncing It

Alicia Silverstone is instantly recognizable due her breakout role in the iconic film Clueless.

Silverstone, now 44, starred as the endearing Cher Horowitz in the 1995 classic.

But while she's a household name, it seems we've been pronouncing it wrong all these years.

The mom-of-one took to TikTok to clarify exactly how to say Alicia, as she stitched a clip on the site.

"Tell me what your name is, and then tell me what people mispronounce it as," a woman says.

Silverstone, who joined the social media platform in June, captioned a clip: "Just an FYI... it's Ali-SEE-yuh."


#stitch with @kesha & @mahoganylox: Just an FYI... it’s Ali-SEE-yuh 😉😘

♬ original sound - Alicia Silverstone

The video has been watched more than 10 million times since being shared on Friday, as Silverstone revealed all the different pronunciations she has heard.

The Batman & Robin star said: "My name is Alicia, Ali-SEE-yuh, not Aleesha, not Alisha, Ali-SEE-yuh."

She revealed she's gotten used to the mistakes over the years, adding: "It doesn't bother me though! But my sweet mama didn't like it, so for her, Ali-SEE-yuh."

Silverstone, who also shared the clip on Twitter and Instagram, shocked fans with the revelation, with even die-hard supporters admitting they'd been getting it wrong for decades.

StC Homebrew wrote: "No kidding, I am close to the same age as her so she has always been in the public eye to me, I never knew people didn't know how to say her name. Pretty shocked."

Alice_saberhagen commented: "What??? My whole life has been a lie."

Autumn admitted: "Well it seems like I've been saying your name wrong my whole life."

While 10k joked: "Her name is Cher, C-H-E-R people mispronounce it as Alicia."

And Dana Marlowe said: "I want to apologize for saying your name wrong through the 90's until today. Nice to meet you, Ali-SEE-yuh."

While the TikToker she stitched the video of, Mahogany Lox, gushed: "Omg thank you for stitching my video!! Clueless is one of my all time fav movies. I even got a white Jeep and named it Cher! My heart."

But it seems Silverstone has been attempting to correct people for years, after a superfan shared an article from Entertainment Weekly, printed on March 31, 1995.

It says: "As for Alicia's name, you would be unwise to pronounce it poorly. Utter the syllables as if she's a mere mall rat—A-lish-a—and prepare to be corrected. No! Her name, like her career, is far more luxuriant: A-lee-cee-a."

Stacey Dash and Alicia Silverstone in Clueless
Stacey Dash and Alicia Silverstone walking and talking on their cell phones in a scene from the 1995 film "Clueless." Apparently we've all been pronouncing Alicia Silverstone's name wrong. Archive Photos / Stringer/Getty Images