The name Aaliyah is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "heavens,highborn, exalted". Aaliyah is ranked #53 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Musician Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".
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Thanks to the ill-fated singer, Aaliyah's the most popular -- but complicated -- spelling of this once-obscure name. In 2016 it ranked at Number 53, given to close to 5,000 baby girls.