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What does Aaliyah mean?

Aaliyah /aa-liyah/ as a name for girls. Aaliyah's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Aaliyah is "exalted, sublime". Aaliyah is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -h, of Aliya (Hebrew): made popular by late singer Aaliyah.

Associated with: exalted


Aaliyah has 11 variants: Aaliya, Alea, Aleah, Aleea, Aleeyah, Aleigha, Alia, Aliah, Aliyah, Aliye and Alliah.

Aaliyah has 1 more different relation via Aliya: Allia.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Arliyah, Soliyah, ..

(male) Aaley, Aana, ..

How popular is Aaliyah?

Aaliyah is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Aaliyah is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Aaliyah for girls. Aaliyah was first listed in 1994 and reached its top rank of #36 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is currently at #45. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aaliyah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aaliyah outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Aaliyah and associated names. Aliyah (#168 in recent rankings), Aleah (#423), Alia (#729), Aliya (#865), Aleigha (#1066), Aliah (#1319), Alea and Aleeyah are the prominent variation forms of Aaliyah (#45 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Aaliyah were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2012 (usage of 0.74%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.64%, 14% less). Aaliyah, Aleah, Aliyah and Alia are four of the more chic girl names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aaliyah, Alea, Aleah, Aleeyah, Aleigha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alia, Aliah, Aliya, Aliyah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aaliyah outside U.S.

Similar Names


Aaliyah is pronounced similarly to Aalya, Alah, Alaya, Alayah, Alya and Yuliya. Other suggested similar names are Alicah, Alidah, Alikah, Alisah, Alizah, Allidah, Allinah, Allisah, Amaliya, Amiyah, Aniyah, Ariyah, Daliah, Daliya, Daliyah, Dalyah, Galilah, Giliyah, Halimah, Haniyah, Jaliyah, Kalilah, Laliah, Maiyah, Safiyah, Salimah and Taliah. Like Aaliyah, these names are not frequently used.