Aliyah name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Hebrew and Arabic
Usage: Arabic, English, Hebrew, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Aliyah ah-LEE-ya
Meaning: Rising, Ascending, High-born, Exalted, Noble, To Ascend and The Ascent
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What does Aliyah mean?

Commonly Accepted unisex name Aliyah means "Rising, Ascending, High-born, Exalted, Noble, To Ascend or The Elements Aliyah Meaning Ascent" commonly used in Danish, Arabic, English, Swedish, Finnish, Hebrew and Norwegian is rooted from Hebrew and Arabic languages.

Aliyah is variation of noteworthy Alya. Alya is variation of admired Aliyah. Used in Russian and Arabic admired, Alya came from Slavonic and Germanic, Alya means "Lofty, The Word Ali Which is of the Meaning High Lofty Sublime and Sublime".

How do I pronounce Aliyah?

The one syllabled name Aliyah is pronounced, ah-LEE-ya with emphasis on second LEE syllable. It can also be pronounced as ah-lee-ah or a-li-yah.

Variants of Aliyah

Aahliyah, Alya, Aaliya, Aalya, Alia, Ailia, Alianna, Aleah, Alice, Ella

Nicknames for Aliyah

Some potential nicknames for baby name Aliyah include:

Names that rhyme with Aliyah

How popular is the name Aliyah?

Aliyah was a popular name in United States. Over 39116 babies have been given the given name in 51 years. At the peak of its usage in 2011, 2296 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 133rd position.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 51 years but still dominating the charts. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 500 baby names 25 times

Aliyah is a common name in England and Wales given to over 3931 babies in 23 years.

Presently the moniker is on a rise, in 2004, it ranked 174th when 284 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls. Also, A common name in France with over 3554 new-borns have been given the name since 1996.

Recently peaking at the charts, 476 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 128th position.

In Switzerland, Aliyah is a unique name where it has been in use since 2000 and has secured the place in top 300 names.

In 2012, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 241 on girl names chart when 32 babies were named Aliyah. Over 332 people have been named Aliyah in Switzerland. Also, in Netherlands, in just 4 years, it has made it to the top 400 names.

Recently in 2019, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 346 on girl names chart when 37 babies were named Aliyah. Over 128 people have been named Aliyah in Netherlands. Also, in Belgium, the name has been in use since 2001 and has secured the place in top 300 names.

Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 291 on girl names chart when 36 babies were named Aliyah. Over 279 babies in Belgium have been named Aliyah.

Aliyah is an uncommon baby name in Ireland where it has been in use since 2002 and achieved its top ranking of 221 in 2005.

Over 145 babies in Ireland have been named Aliyah. But Aliyah is a popular baby name in Afghanistan where every 1 in 1000 have the name as well as in Indonesia.

At least, 60000 people globally have been given the name as per our evaluation.

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Aliyah in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Aliyah

People admire your charm and independent attitude about everything. Trust your intuition when it tells you a person isn't to be trusted. You are always direct because you hate to argue with people when it comes to misunderstandings. Letter A as your cornerstone reveals your creativity, dynamic life, and ambition to achieve great things in life. You believe that nothing is impossible until your heart beats.

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Middle names for Aliyah

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Sibling Names for Aliyah

Finding the perfect name for your newborn can be a daunting task, especially if you're searching for something unique and beautiful. For parents who have chosen Aliyah as the name of their little one, we've compiled a list of sibling names that complement this gorgeous name perfectly. Check out our top picks below!

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  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  6. Office fédéral de la statistique,
  7. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
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