The meaning of the name “Aaliyah” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: Aaliyah is a female name that comes originally from the Arabic language. It is widely considered to be a female variation of the masculine name Aali (or Ali today). Taking its meaning from this name, it means "sublime, lofty, high up, and exalted". As Aali is thought to be a name derived from Allah, Aaliyah can be thought of as a female name derived from this same root, giving it strong significance in the Islamic religion.
Alternative spellings of Aaliyah are usually Aleah, Aliah, or Alea with the most commonly used being Alea. It is sometimes falsely associated with the Turkish name Ayla, but these two names have vastly different origins and are not related. Common nicknames for the feminine name Aalilyah are Alli, Lea, or Lya.
Aaliyah was popularized in the English-speaking world and parts of Europe in the mid-2000s after the death of R&B singer Aaliyah Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) in a plane crash. The name enjoys increased popularity from 1994 in the US until 2014, with spikes in usage in 2002 and a peak at 36th most popular female baby names in 2012. In 2014 it was the 45th most popular female baby name in the US, 48th most popular in New Zealand, 74th most popular in Australia, and the 125th most popular in the UK. Usage stats in Arabic-speaking countries are not known.
Famous people and celebrities who have shared the name include Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), an R&B singer and actress; Aaliyah Mendes, a social media Vine personality; Aaliyah Hudson, a well-known YouTube video creator; and Aaliyah Rose, also a YouTube video creator.
Pronunciation: (AH lee ah) Form of: Aliyah Celebrity Names & Famous real-life people:
Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), American recording artist, dancer, actress, and model.
Considering Aaliyah as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Aaliyah for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Aaliyah is a girl name.
The name Aaliyah is of Arabic, Hebrew, Swahili origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially Arabic speaking countries, English speaking countries, Hebrew speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Aaliyah we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Aaliyah Name Meaning
The meaning of Aaliyah has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Aaliyah are:
Hebrew meaning: To ascend; to go up
Arabic meaning: Lofty; sublime
Swahili meaning: Exalted
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Aaliyah and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Aaliyah and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Aaliyah is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Aaliyah Categories
The name Aaliyah is in the following categories: African American Names, American Names, Arabic Names, Hebrew Names, Muslim Names, Swahili Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Aaliyah. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Aaliyah, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Aaliyah
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Aaliyah displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Aaliyah Boy Name Popularity Chart
Aaliyah Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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