Alya 🔥

Gender: Female Meaning of Alya: "heavens, highborn, exalted" Origin of Alya: Arabic

Alya Origin and Meaning

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

Alya is most familiar in the US in its much-more-complicated form Aaliyah, the spelling used by the later singer. The traditional name of the star system Theta Serpentis, Alya is also an established Muslim first name and a Turkish place-name. It may also be a Russian short form for Alexandra or any other Al- name.

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wntrrs Says:


It is also a Slavic name. The name Alya (Аля) comes from the word "alaya" ("алая", in English - "scarlet"), "scarlet" is a synonym for "beautiful" in slavic culture. That's why the name Alya has two meanings in Slavic languages - scarlet and beautiful. Commonly used as a short form for girl names starting with "al" (e.g. Alexandra, Alevtina, Albina, etc.). Pronounced with an accent on the first "A" and has two syllables (AL-yuh)

AudreyAida Says:


Alya has multiple meanings, the ones that Nameberry put and the astronomical meaning. The astronomical meaning is 'fat tail of the sheep' and is one of the names of Theta Serpentis, otherwise known as 'Alya'. xx

calder Says:


Anyone else here for Agents of SHIELD? Also, I love how the internet has collectively decided to just call her Alya Fitzsimmons and not even hyphenate the last name. :)

cmariac Says:


Beautiful name! Heard it first on Miraculous Ladybug and I love the sound of it + the meaning :)

berry_chick Says:


I prefer this meaning to the NameBerry one.

95mmaa Says:


Alya sooo does not mean "fat tail of the sheep"! (What?! XD) As someone already has added, it is: "The correct Arabic meaning is "heaven, sky".". I believe this might even be the feminine version of the (Arabic/Muslim) name: Ali. :)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Sounds pretty. That meaning, though...