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Gender: Female Meaning of Aaliyah: "heavens,highborn, exalted" Origin of Aaliyah: Variation of Aliya, Arabic Aaliyah's Popularity in 2017: #57

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 "AB, BC, CD, DE, EF, FG, GH....GIRLS".

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.

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Famous People Named Aaliyah

Aaliyah Dana Haughton, late American singer
Aaliyah Guyton (b. 2006), daughter of Brazilian basketball player Adriana Moisés Pinto and A.J. Guyton
Aaliyah Barrett, daughter of NFL player Shaquil Barrett
Aaliyah Mulgrew, daughter of Scottish footballer Charlie Mulgrew
Aaliyah Snow Ada, daughter of Instagram blogger Emilee Hembrow

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