Aaliyah Name Meaning

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Fact: In some cultures, the name is also linked to spirituality and divine qualities, emphasizing its profound meaning.

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A Deep Dive

Aaliyah Overview

Meaning

High, exalted, sublime

Gender

Girl

Origin

Arabic

Etymology

Derived from the Arabic word “Aliyah,” meaning “exalted” or “high.”

Religion

Islam

Pronunciation

/əˈliːə/

Popularity

Aaliyah is popular worldwide, particularly in Arabic-speaking and English-speaking countries. Ranked 69th most popular name in USA in 2022.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

7 letters

Numerology

3 (Expressive, Social, Artistic)

Name Styles

Exotic, Vintage, Religious and Spiritual

Associated Traits

Strong, graceful, and dignified

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

No

Name Day

No
A Deep Dive

Aaliyah Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Aalia, Aaliya, Aleah, Aliya, Aliyah, Alia, Alya, Leah, Lia, Liyah

Common Nicknames

Ali, Aoli, Lee, Lela, Liyah, Yahyah

Diminutives

Aaliy, Alee, Liyah, Alia, Aliyah

Famous People

  • Aaliyah Haughton
    (American Singer)
  • Aaliyah Jay
    (American YouTuber)
  • Aaliyah Edwards
    (Canadian Basketball Player)
  • Aaliyah Brown
    (American Athlete)
  • Aaliyah Love
    (American Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Aaliyah
    ("Aaliyah," Album)
  • Aaliyah Haughton
    ("Romeo Must Die," Film)
  • Aaliyah
    ("Queen of the Damned," Film)
  • "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B"
    (TV Movie)
  • "Aaliyah: More Than a Woman"
    (Biography)
  • "Aaliyah: The Definitive Guide"
    (Book)

What Is the Meaning of Aaliyah?

The meaning of Aaliyah is “high,” “exalted,” or “sublime.” This reflects qualities of elevation and nobility, suggesting someone of high status or esteemed character.

What Is the Origin of The Name Aaliyah?

Aaliyah is of Arabic origin. It is derived from the Arabic word “Aali,” meaning “high” or “exalted,” with Aaliyah being the feminine form. The name has been embraced in various cultures, especially in Arabic-speaking countries.

Aaliyah Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Aaliyah in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#612021#692022#862023
Top 3 Rankings#362012#372013#452014

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Aaliyah

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202386
(-17 from 2022)
2845
(-435 from 2022)
0.16265
202269
(-8 from 2021)
3280
(-328 from 2021)
0.18293
202161
(+4 from 2020)
3608
(+32 from 2020)
0.20139
202065
(+5 from 2019)
3576
(-88 from 2019)
0.20230
201970
(-5 from 2018)
3664
(-177 from 2018)
0.19969
201865
(-8 from 2017)
3841
(-348 from 2017)
0.20654
201757
(-4 from 2016)
4189
(-466 from 2016)
0.22174
201653
(-6 from 2015)
4655
(-223 from 2015)
0.24046
201547
(-2 from 2014)
4878
(-19 from 2014)
0.25004
201445
(-8 from 2013)
4897
(-346 from 2013)
0.25032
201337
(-1 from 2012)
5243
(-277 from 2012)
0.27199
201236
(+10 from 2011)
5520
(+393 from 2011)
0.28461
201146
(+10 from 2010)
5127
(+455 from 2010)
0.26459
201056
(+7 from 2009)
4672
(+295 from 2009)
0.23828
200963
(+13 from 2008)
4377
(+333 from 2008)
0.21614
200876
(+7 from 2007)
4044
(+84 from 2007)
0.19416
200783
(+7 from 2006)
3960
(+215 from 2006)
0.18710
200690
(+3 from 2005)
3745
(+286 from 2005)
0.17914
200593
(+1 from 2004)
3459
(-33 from 2004)
0.17043
200494
(-4 from 2003)
3492
(-181 from 2003)
0.17306
200390
(-26 from 2002)
3673
(-1106 from 2002)
0.18306
200264
(+32 from 2001)
4779
(+1427 from 2001)
0.24197
200196
(+115 from 2000)
3352
(+1856 from 2000)
0.16921
2000211
(+76 from 1999)
1496
(+408 from 1999)
0.07496
1999287
(-65 from 1998)
1088
(-311 from 1998)
0.05589
1998222
(-46 from 1997)
1399
(-340 from 1997)
0.07217
1997176
(+159 from 1996)
1739
(+908 from 1996)
0.09108
1996335
(-110 from 1995)
831
(-425 from 1995)
0.04334
1995225
(-23 from 1994)
1256
(-195 from 1994)
0.06536
1994202
(+4322 from 1993)
1451
(+1429 from 1993)
0.07443
19934524
(-436 from 1992)
22
(-3 from 1992)
0.00112
19924088
(+1860 from 1991)
25
(+10 from 1991)
0.00125
19915948
(+919 from 1990)
15
(+3 from 1990)
0.00074
19906867
(-1031 from 1989)
12
(-2 from 1989)
0.00058
19895836
(-996 from 1988)
14
(-3 from 1988)
0.00070
19884840
(+472 from 1987)
17
(+3 from 1987)
0.00088
19875312
(-963 from 1986)
14
(-4 from 1986)
0.00075
19864349
(+2105 from 1985)
18
(+8 from 1985)
0.00098
19856454
(-2728 from 1984)
10
(-11 from 1984)
0.00054
19843726
(+80 from 1983)
21
(+1 from 1983)
0.00116
19833806
(-713 from 1982)
20
(-8 from 1982)
0.00112
19823093
(-28 from 1981)
28
No change from 1981
0.00154
19813065
(-625 from 1980)
28
(-11 from 1980)
0.00157
19802440
(-10 from 1979)
39
(+1 from 1979)
0.00219
19792430
(-380 from 1978)
38
(-8 from 1978)
0.00221
19782050
(+207 from 1977)
46
(+6 from 1977)
0.00280
19772257
(+1421 from 1976)
40
(+22 from 1976)
0.00243
19763678
First SSA data recorded
18
First SSA data recorded
0.00115
19750
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0
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0.0000
19740
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0
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0.0000
19730
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0
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0.0000
19720
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0.0000
19710
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19700
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0.0000
19690
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19680
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19670
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19660
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19650
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19630
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19620
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19610
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American States Popularity Rankings for Aaliyah

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#432021#392022#482023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#462021#572022#572023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#402021#472022#652023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#682021#842022#992023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#762021#1172022#1012023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#402021#532022#562023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#592021#732022#1272023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#892021#1502022#1202023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1352021#1182022#1522023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#922021#1192022#1812023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#762021#1062022#1212023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#462021#492022#522023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#972021#972022#1102023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#932021#1072022#1432023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#782021#912022#1562023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1092021#1272022#1022023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#722021#932022#702023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#662021#722022#972023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#792021#922022#1282023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#742021#822022#812023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1122021#842022#1242023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#582021#612022#682023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#982021#1052022#1092023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1272021#1222022#2312023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1692021#1242022#2072023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#172021#152022#442023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1472021#1292022#1582023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#1172021#1032022#1402023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#812021#1192022#1142023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#282021#342022#342023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1002021#812022#1422023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1112021#1292022#1262023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#712021#1152022#992023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#902021#1352022#1982023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1472021#2152022#2032023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#1952021#2042022#1332023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#1952021#1012022#1452023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#1292021#1592022#1912023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#2052021#1042022#1372023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#2742021#2112022#1522023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#932021#1092022#1302023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#872021#582022#1182023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#912020#882021#782023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1122021#982022#532023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1492021#2112022#2052023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1402019#1422021#1672023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1692021#992022#1222023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#1772017#1572018#1802019

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1302016#1422017#1932023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#742014#1042015#782018

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#762016#662018#612021

Popularity Rankings for Aaliyah in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#272010#222014#172019

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1062021#782022#642023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#842021#732022#762023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#752021#802022#752023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#1122021#1062022#1802023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#1172021#1392022#1632023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#1412019#1252020#1322021

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#1812021#1832022#1782023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#2122020#2272021#1802023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#2422021#2372022#2792023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#2672020#2742021#2782022

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#3632020#2762021#3542022

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#3262021

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#3442022#3512023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#4002017#5742018#5072019

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Aaliyah a Name for Boys or Girls?

Aaliyah is primarily used for girls. It is widely recognized and appreciated as a feminine name in many cultures.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Aaliyah

  • Ali
  • Aoli
  • Lee
  • Lela
  • Liyah
  • Yahyah
  • Aaliy
  • Alee
  • Liyah
  • Alia
  • Aliyah

Aaliyah in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Aaliyah Haughton (Singer, 1979–2001): An American singer, actress, and model known for her influence on R&B music and hits like "Try Again."
  • Aaliyah Jay (YouTuber, born 1993): An American beauty influencer and YouTuber known for her makeup tutorials and lifestyle content.
  • Aaliyah Edwards (Basketball Player, born 2002): A Canadian basketball player known for her standout performance in college basketball.
  • Aaliyah Brown (Athlete, born 1995): An American sprinter who has competed in national and international track events.
  • Aaliyah Love (Actress, born 1981): An American adult film actress and model recognized in the adult entertainment industry.
  • Aaliyah ("Aaliyah," 2001 Album): The self-titled third and final studio album by the American singer, known for its blend of R&B and futuristic production.
  • Aaliyah Haughton ("Romeo Must Die," 2000 Film): An American actress and singer who starred in this action film alongside Jet Li.
  • Aaliyah ("Queen of the Damned," 2002 Film): An American actress and singer who played the role of the vampire queen Akasha in this horror film.
  • "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" (2014 TV Movie): A biographical television film that chronicles the life and career of the singer Aaliyah.
  • "Aaliyah: More Than a Woman" (2001 Biography): A biography detailing the life and legacy of Aaliyah, including her impact on the music industry.
  • "Aaliyah: The Definitive Guide" (2003 Book): A comprehensive book that explores the career and personal life of the late singer.

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