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What does Aliah mean?

Aliah /ali-ah/ as a name for girls. Aliah's name origin is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Aliah is "exalted, sublime". Aliah is an alternate form, with the suffix -h, of Aliya (Hebrew): made popular by late singer Aaliyah.


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

Aliah has 2 more relations via Aliya: Aleana and Allia.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Alian, Aliar, ..

(male) Alial, Aliash, ..

How popular is Aliah?

Aliah is a rare first name for females. Aliah is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Shown below is the birth name history of Aliah for girls. Aliah entered the list in 1995 and reached its highest rank of #1062 in the U.S. in 2010, and is at #1319 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Aliah and associated names. Popular variation forms of Aliah (#1319 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000 are Aaliyah (#45 from recent data), Aliyah (#168), Aleah (#423), Alia (#729), Aliya (#865), Aleigha (#1066), Alea and Aleeyah. Other variants, like Aleea, are seldom used. These forms of Aliah were favored as birth names in the year 2012 (average #861) and are almost as popular today (#957, 13.8%). Aaliyah, Aleah, Aliyah and Alia are four of the more trendy baby names in this list.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Aliah is alike in pronunciation to Aalya, Aila, Aili, Alah, Alais, Alaya, Aley, Ali, Alley, Alli, Allie, Aloe, Alya, Ela, Elah, Eli, Elia, Ella, Eulia, Ila, Ili, Illia, Ula, Ulla and Yulia. Other recommended names are Abia, Abiah, Addiah, Adia, Adiah, Adivah, Adrah, Afia, Ailish, Ailith, Aisiah, Alba, Alda, Aldith, Alfa, Alica, Alicah, Alice, Alidah, Alikah, Aliki, Alima, Aline, Alisah, Alise, Alisha, Alisz, Alix, Alizah, Almah, Almitah (see Almeda), Alvah, Alvar, Alynah, Amia, Amiah, Amirah, Aria, Ariah, Ariyah, Ashiah, Asiah, Atifah, Avia, Aviah, Azia, Blimah, Elizah, Peliah and Taliah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aliah.