Gender: Female Meaning of Aliya: "heavens, highborn, exalted" Origin of Aliya: Arabic Aliya's Popularity in 2019: #885

Aliya Origin and Meaning

The name Aliya is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "heavens, highborn, exalted".

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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Rank in US: #885

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Pop Culture References for the name Aliya


Aaliyah Rochelle Says:


I like my name overall (even the ones with different spellings) but may I ask why you prefer this one over Aaliyah?

Aaliyah Rochelle Says:


The only unnecessary letter Aaliyah may have is just the double A at the beginning, and most people pronounce name more than they mispronounce it. I do like Aliya Mustafina too because I’m a big fan of Gymnastics fan, but what horrible Association did you have with Aaliyah I may ask?

Aaliyah Rochelle Says:


I think both spellings are beautiful

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.