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Gender: Female Meaning of Aliya: "heavens, highborn, exalted" Origin of Aliya: Arabic Aliya's Popularity in 2017: #922

The name Aliya is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "heavens, highborn, exalted". Aliya is ranked #922 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".

From the experts:

Lovely name popularized as Aaliyah. Simpler, more accessible, and less tied to celebrity in this form. Aliya can be made even sleeker as Alya or Alia.

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Famous People Named Aliya

Aliya Mustafina, Russian gymnast
Aliya bint Ali, Queen of Iraq
Aliya LeeKong, American chef, television personality, and author
Aliya Moldagulova, Soviet and Kazakh WWII heroine
Aliya Jasmine Sovani, Canadian television personality and producer

Pop Culture References for the name Aliya

Aliya Dayspring, character in X-Men Comics


TechnoKitten Says:


very much prefer this over Aaliyah.

ArthurianDreams Says:


Very pretty! It's feminine but not overly frilly.

Zelliew Says:


Aliya is a pleasant name

Loveislife23 Says:


I like Aliya better than Aaliyah, it's more to-the-point without all those unnecessary letters that do not affect the pronunciation anyway. I also associate it with Aliya Mustafina, which is not a very horrible association to have :)

wavygirl Says:


Wipes Aaliyah out of the freaking window.