The name Alya is a girl's name of Arabic, Russian, Turkish origin meaning "heavens, highborn, exalted". Alya and is often added to lists like Space Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".
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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.