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What does Aliya mean?

Aliya Pronunciation of Aliya [aliya] as a girls' name is pronounced AH-lee-ah, ah-LEE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Aliya is "exalted, sublime". Made popular by late singer Aaliyah.

Associated with: exalted.


Aliya has 14 variants: Aaliya, Aaliyah, Alea, Aleah, Aleana, Aleea, Aleeyah, Aleigha, Alia, Aliah, Aliyah, Aliye, Allia and Alliah.

Creative forms:
(female) Abiya, Agiya, ..

(male) Alinan, Aliram, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aliya Zoe (A.Z.), ..

How popular is Aliya?

Aliya is an unusual given name for women. Aliya is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Aliya entered the list in 1994 and reached its peak position of #599 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is currently at #930. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Aliya (#930 the previous year) are Aaliyah (#48 the previous year), Aliyah (#163), Aleah (#445), Alia (#612), Aliah (#1006), Aleigha (#1156), Alea and Aleeyah. Adoption of these relations of Aliya was at its apex 3 years ago (usage of 0.74%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.62%, 16% less). The most trendy birth names in this compilation are Aaliyah, Alia, Aleah, Aliah and Aliyah.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Aliya is pronounced similarly to Aila, Alah, Alaia, Alayah, Aley, Ali, Alie, Alla, Alli, Allie, Ally, Alya, Ayla, Eila, Ela, Elia, Ella, Ellia, Ili, Illa, Illia, Ola, Olla, Ulla and Yuliya. Other suggested similar names are Adia, Adila, Adira, Adiva, Alaida, Alala, Alayna, Albia, Albina, Alcina, Aldina, Alica, Alida, Alidah, Aliena, Alika, Alima, Alina, Alis, Alisa, Alisha, Alissa, Alista, Alita, Alitza, Aliza, Alize, Allina, Aloha, Aloma, Alvina, Alvira, Alvy, Alysa, Alyza, Alzina, Ameliya, Amita, Amiya, Amiyah, Aniya, Ariya, Asya, Atifa, Auina, Avia, Aziza, Daliya, Maiya and Siliya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aliya.

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