What does Aaliyah mean?
Aaliyah /aa-liyah/ [3 sylls.] 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 of Aliya (Hebrew): made popular by late singer Aaliyah. Compare surname Aloyo.
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)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity 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)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Aaliyah and associated names. Aliyah (#168 in 2014), Aleah (#423), Alia (#729), Aliya (#865) and Aleigha are the prominent variation forms of Aaliyah (#45 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2012 (usage of 0.531%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.4617%, down 13.1%), with the version Aliya becoming less in vogue. Aleah (#423), Alia (#729), Aaliyah (#45) and Aliyah (#168) are four of the more chic girl names in this compilation, with Alia undergoing a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)