Meaning and Origin of: Aaliyah

Meaning and Origin of Aaliyah

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Exalted

What does Aaliyah mean and stand for?

The name Aaliyah is of Arabic origin and means "heavens, highborn, exalted". While there are many different spellings, Aaliya is the feminine variation of Aali, a masculine Arabic name meaning “high” or “exalted.”

Syllables: 3

Girl name variations


Aaliyah is the number seventy most popular girls name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, breaking the top 100 in 2001. Aaliyah has toggled between the top 40,50,60, and 70 throughout the past decade.

However, it is the 24th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Aaliyah was at its peak popularity in December 2018.

Aaliyah is one of the many variations of the name, but it truly gained popularity with singer Aaliyah. The Queen of Iraq also shares this name, though it's spelled Aliya.

Where is it Popular?

Aaliyah was searched for most often in the following states:

Pairs well with these middle names