Aliyah - Meaning of Aliyah
[ 3 syll. a-li-yah, al-iy-ah ] The baby girl name Aliyah is pronounced as AA-Liy-aa- †. Aliyah is used chiefly in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, and it is derived from Hebrew and Arabic origins. Hebrew origin: It is derived from the elements 'aliyah' meaning ascent ; '´alah' to ascend, to go up. In Hebrew 'aliyah' refers to the return of the Jews to the Promised Land of Israel. This occurred when the state of Israel was established in 1948. The form Aaliyah was popularized by the R&B singer and actress Aaliyah (1979-2001).
Aliyah is a variant of the name Alya (Russian and Arabic) in the Arabic language.
Aahliyah, Aailiyah, Aailyah, Aalaiya, Aaleah, Aaleyah, Aalia, Aalieyha, Aaliya, Aaliyah (also used in Arabic), Aaliyaha, Aaliyha, Aalliah, Aalyah, Aalyiah, Aleah, Alee, Aleeya, Aleiya, Aleya, Aleyah, Aliah (also used in Arabic and Hebrew), Alieya, Aliye, Aliyiah, Aliyyah, Alliyah, Alliyia, Alya, and Jaliyah. Other English forms include the spelling variants Alea, Alia (also used in Arabic), and Aliya (also used in African, Arabic, Hebrew, and Swahili). A variant of Aliyah used in other languages is Aliyya (Arabic).
Aliyah is uncommon as a baby name for girls. At the modest height of its usage in 2011, 0.119% of baby girls were named Aliyah. It ranked at #133 then. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is today of infrequent use. In 2012, within the group of girl names directly related to Aliyah, Aaliyah was the most regularly used.
Baby names that sound like Aliyah include Alea, Alia, Aliah, Aliya, Aliyya, A'ala, Aahliyah, Aailiyah, Aailyah, Aalaiya, Aaleah, Aalia, Aaliah, Aaliya, Aaliyah, Aaliyha, Aalliah, Aalyiah, Ahalya, and Ahelee.
† Pronunciation for Aliyah: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"