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What does Aliyah mean?

Aliyah Pronunciation of Aliyah [aliyah] as a name for girls has its root in Hebrew, and Aliyah means "exalted, sublime". Aliyah is a variant form of Aliya (Hebrew): made popular by late singer Aaliyah.

Associated with: exalted.


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

1 more alternative form via Aliya: Allia.

Creative forms:
(female) Aloyah, Aluyah, ..

(male) Alial, Aliva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aliyah Joslyn (A.J.), ..

How popular is Aliyah?

Aliyah is an uncommon given name for women. Aliyah is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Aliyah entered the list in 1994 and reached its peak position of #133 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #163. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Aaliyah (#48 a year ago), Alea, Aleah (#445), Aleeyah, Aleigha (#1156), Alia (#612), Aliah (#1006) and Aliya (#930) are the popular alternative forms of Aliyah (#163 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Aliyah were popular in the year 2012 (adoption of 0.74%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.62%, 15.5%). Aaliyah has been the top favorite, although Alia seems to be getting popular too.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Aliyah is alike in pronunciation to Aalya, Aila, Ala, Alah, Alaia, Alaya, Alayah, Aley, Ali, Alie, Alla, Ally, Alya, Eilah, Elah, Elia, Olia and Yuliya. Other suggested similar names are Abijah, Acimah, Adiah, Adibah, Adinah, Adivah, Aidah, Alanah, Alenah, Aleynah, Alica, Alicah, Alida, Alidah, Aliezah, Alikah, Alima, Alina, Alisa, Alisah, Alissah, Alita, Aliza, Alizah, Allidah, Allinah, Allisah, Allydah (see Alida), Allynah, Allysah, Almidah (see Almeda), Almirah, Almitah (see Almeda), Aloha, Alvah, Alydah, Alynah, Amiah, Amicah, Amirah, Amiya, Amiyah, Anisah, Aniyah, Ariah, Ariya, Ariyah, Asiah, Asyah, Avivah, Ayisah, Blimah, Daliyah, Elisah, Elizah, Glilah (see Galila) and Maiyah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aliyah.

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