Gender: Female Meaning of Aliya: "heavens, highborn, exalted" Origin of Aliya: Arabic Aliya's Popularity in 2018: #915

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: #915

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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.