"heavens, highborn, exalted"

Aliyah Origin and Meaning

The name Aliyah is a girl's name meaning "heavens, highborn, exalted".

Aliyah is a Hebrew word as well as a name, used to mean the migration of Jews to Israel, a basic tenet of Zionist ideology.

Much more common is the Aaliyah spelling, used to honor the late singer, but a variety of spellings, from Aliya to Aleah to Alia, have been trending in the last few decades. Aliyah, Aaliyah, and several other variations are used throughout the Middle East. Aliyah currently sits just outside the Top 200, while Aaliyah has been in the Top 100 since 2001. They both entered the charts in the same year, in 1994.

# 232 in the US

Aliyah Rank in US Top 1000

# 1727 on Nameberry

Aliyah Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Aliyah Popularity

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Aliyah in Pop Culture

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