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The name Aaliyah is a name that denotes royalty when considering the meaning is exalted or highborn. It pairs well with the name Aali, which is the form of the name that is used for boys and has the same meanings. There are many variations of this name, but all are just as important in the Arabic culture.

Meaning of the Name Aaliyah:

Arabic: high, exalted, sublime, heavens, highborn
Hebrew: rising

Origin of the Name Aaliyah:

The name Aaliyah primarily has an Arabic origin which ties to the ancient Arabic culture and the importance that is placed on religion. The Hebrews also used this name in ancient times, spelling it Aliyah, to represent the freedom they found from the rising of the Jewish people.

Symbolism of the Name Aaliyah:

The name Aaliyah, no matter the culture it represents, shows pride in that culture and pride in oneself. In Arabic culture, this name may have been reserved for royalty or for those who needed to be seen as higher than others. In Hebrew culture, the name again showcased how powerful the Jewish people as a whole were when considering all they had been through.

Style of the Name Aaliyah:

The style of the baby name Aaliyah is classical to both Hebrew and Arabic cultures.

Gender of the Name Aaliyah:

The gender of the name Aaliyah is female.

Pronunciation of Aaliyah:

A-lee-yah, ah-LEE-e

Number of syllables in Aaliyah:

There are three syllables in the baby name Aaliyah.

Emotion evoked from the Name Aaliyah:

The emotions that come from the name Aaliyah are pride and a bit of youthfulness and joy. It is a healthy pride, however, rather than one that is filled with arrogance.

Alternative spellings of Aaliyah:

Nicknames for the Name Aaliyah:

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Popularity of the Name Aaliyah:

The name Aaliyah became popular in English culture after introducing the hip-hop and R&B artist known as Aaliyah. That is why this name has been on the top 100 list with the Social Security Index since the year 2001. The baby name Aaliyah continues to be popular as of the year 2020 with it ranking at number 65.

Related Names to the Name Aaliyah

Great middle names for Aaliyah and their meanings:

  • Nicole (victory of the people)
  • Jade (stone of the side)
  • Ann (grace, favor)
  • Denise (to be devoted to Bacchus)
  • Danielle (God is my judge)
  • Michelle (who is like God?)

Famous people with the Name Aaliyah:

The Name Aaliyah in movies/pop culture:

  • Aaliyah (character in Princess of R&B)
  • Alya Cesasire (character in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)

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