Meaning and name origin
Aliah \a-liah\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Aliah is "rising, ascending". Aliah is a variant of Aliyah (Hebrew): late singer Aaliyah. A given name for baby girls which is only scarcely used.
Aliah is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Aliah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aaliyah (#45), Aliyah (#168), Aleah (#423), Alia (#729) and Aliya (#865). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Aliah is also pronounced similarly to Ala, Alah, Alaia, Ali▼, Alie, Alla, Allia, Alya, Elah, Elia and Olia. Other suggested similar baby names are Abiah, Adiah, Alicah, Alidah, Alikah, Alisah, Alizah, Almah, Alvah, Amiah, Asiah and Aviah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aliah.