What does Alia mean?
Alia /alia/ as a name for girls (also used less widely as boys' name Alia) is of Hebrew origin, and Alia means "exalted, sublime". Alia is a version of Aliya (Hebrew): made popular by late singer Aaliyah. Alie is a familiar surname.
How popular is Alia?
Alia is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2287 out of 4276, Top 53%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#42529 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Alia for girls. Alia entered the list in 1995 and reached its highest position of #724 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #729 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Alia and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Alia (#729 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000 are Aaliyah (#45 in 2014), Aleah (#423), Aleigha, Aliya (#865) and Aliyah (#168). These forms of Alia reached the top of their popularity in the year 2012 (median #469) and are almost as popular today (#538, ▼13.1%), but with the version Aliya becoming less fashionable. Aaliyah, Aleah, Alia and Aliyah are four of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these, and there is also a rebound in baby name usage for Alia. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alia▲ is alike in pronunciation to Aalya, Ailli, Ala, Alaia, Alaya, Ali▼, Allie▲, Aloe, Elah, Ella▲, Elli, Ellia, Ellie▲, Elly, Ila▼, Illa, Illia, Iola▼, Ola▼, Olla, Oula, Willa▼, Yola, Yolie and Yuliya. Other suggested similar baby names are Abia, Adia, Al, Alba▼, Albia, Alda▼, Alfa, Alica, Alida▼, Alika, Alima, Alis, Alisa▼, Alita, Aliz, Aliza, Alle, Alma▼, Aloha, Alta▼, Alva▼, Amia▲, Ania, Aria▲ and Azia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alia.