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 "drop your least favourite w randomly generated names - girls with middles".
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 girl names starting with A.