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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ah-LEE-ya Meaning of Aliyah: "heavens, highborn, exalted" Origin of Aliyah: Hebrew Aliyah's Popularity in 2017: #155

The name Aliyah is a girl's name meaning "heavens, highborn, exalted". Aliyah is ranked #155 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names So Far In They're Out and discussed in our forums with posts like "Big Family Namebank Game!".

From the experts:

Aliyah is a Hebrew word as well as a name, used to mean the migration of Jews to Israel, a basic tenet of Zionist ideology.

Much more common is the Aaliyah spelling, used to honor the late singer.

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Famous People Named Aliyah

Aliyah O'Brien, Canadian actress
Aliyah, ring name of Nhooph Al-Areebi, Canadian pro wrestler

Pop Culture References for the name Aliyah

Aliyah, term for Jewish immigration to Israel
"Aliyah," episode of TV show "NCIS"
Aliyah Bishop, character in X-Men comics
Aliyah Ahmed, character in British soap "EastEnders"