The name Aaliyah is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "heavens,highborn, exalted". Aaliyah is ranked #57 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Musician Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
Thanks to the ill-fated singer, Aaliyah's the most popular -- but complicated -- spelling of this once-obscure name. Enough babies still bear the singer's namesake each year to keep this name among the most popular girls' names.