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What does Aliyah mean?

Aliyah [aliyah] as a name for girls. Aliyah's root is Hebrew, and Aliyah means "exalted, sublime". Aliyah is a variant form, with the suffix -h, 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.

Aliyah has 1 more alternative form via Aliya: Allia.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Aiyah, Aloyah, ..

(male) Alial, Aliva, ..

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)


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

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Aliyah for girls. 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 #168. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Aliyah and corresponding names. Aaliyah (#45 a year ago), Alea, Aleah (#423), Aleeyah, Aleigha (#1066), Alia (#729), Aliah (#1319) and Aliya (#865) are the popular alternative forms of Aliyah (#168 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 0.64%, 13.8%). 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.