The name Athalia is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "the Lord is exalted". Athalia and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names from Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".
From the experts:
Athalia was an Old Testament daughter of Jezebel and a king's powerful wife with a gory history. You don't wanna know -- and you probably don't wanna name your kid after her either. Pretty name, though, and one that's in step with the current fashions for A beginnings and endings as well as for distinctive names with deep roots. Atalia is a simplified spelling..