Arabic feminine form of Ali
"supreme, exalted"

Alia Origin and Meaning

The name Alia is girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "supreme, exalted".
Alia is most classic and feminine form of Ali, one of the 99 attributes of Allah. The name is used by Christians, Muslims and Jews; the word Aliyah means to make a pilgrimage to Israel and the words in both languages mean sublime, lofty, or exalted. Alia is also the name of the heroine of Frank Herbert's science fiction classic Children of Dune

While Alia is the sleekest version of the name, both the most ancient and the most modern-feeling, its most famous relative in the U.S. today is the more complicated Aaliyah.

In this extended family of names, Aaliyah is the most popular, with Aliyah not far behind. Alia and Aliya are further down the list. All variants have been declining in popularity in the past few years.
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Famous People Named Alia

  • Alia alHussein, Queen consort of Jordan
  • Alia bint Al HusseinPrincess of Jordan
  • Alia Martine ShawkatAmerican actress
  • Alia Shanee AtkinsonJamaican Olympic swimmer
  • Alia Muhammad Bakerlibrarian who saved 30, 000 books from destruction in Iraq
  • Alia BanoBritish playwright
  • Alia BhattIndian actress, daughter of Indian Director Mahesh Bhatt and British,Indian Actress Soni Razdan and half sister of Indian Actress Pooja Bhatt
  • Alia Ghanembirth name of Osama Bin Laden's mother
  • Alia Moses LudlumU.S. federal judge
  • Alia MamdouhIraqi novelist, author and journalist
  • Alia OuabdelsselamFrench ice dancer
  • Alia Shelesh aka SSSniperWolfBritish,American YouTuber
  • Alia SaburAmerican materials scientist; world's youngest professor
  • Alia Rose Lebeau (b. 1992)daughter of singer Teena Marie
  • Alía Horford Vega (b. 2016)daughter of Miss Universe Amelia Vega and basketball player Al Horford

Alia in Pop Culture

  • Aliacharacter in the Shadow Children series by Margaret P. Haddix
  • Aliacharacter in Mega Man X series
  • Alia Atreidescharacter in the Dune series by Frank Herbert
  • Alia carinataspecies of very small sea snail
  • Aliaformer Jordanian national airline
  • Alia Zhangcharacter in video game "The Sims 3" Moonlight Bay