Meaning and Origin of: Aliyah

Meaning and Origin of Aliyah

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Exalted

What does Aliyah mean and stand for?

The name Aliyah is of Hebrew origin and means "exalted." It is the feminine form of Ali.

Syllables: 3


According to Social Security Administration data, Aliyah has been slowly decreasing after a short upward tick. It broke the top 200 for the first time in 2008, reaching rank 133 in 2011 before slowly declining again. Its sister spelling, Aaliyah, is much more popular.

However, it is the 2nd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Aliyah was at its peak popularity in January 2019.

Aliyah is a term used to mean the migration of Jewish people to Israel. Actress Aliyah O'Brien is one of the only notable namesakes who uses this particular spelling. This spelling variation, while popular, is not nearly as common as Aaliyah.

Where is it Popular?

Aliyah was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Aliyah

  • Ali
  • Lee
  • Lili
  • Liyah

Pairs well with these middle names



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