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Quick Facts on Aaliyah

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • African-American, Arabic, Hebrew
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 36
Simple meaning:
Sublime, exalted

Characteristics of Aaliyah

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Aaliyah

Aaliyah is an Arabic female given name taken from the masculine “Aali” (عالي) meaning “sublime” (as in exalted, awe-inspiring). Furthermore, in Hebrew, to make an “aliyah” means to go up toward God, or more simply, “to rise, ascend.” Apropos, Aliyah also referred to the journey of the Jewish people to the Promised Land. Westerners were introduced to this unusual Arabic name by American recording artist Aaliyah Dana Haughton (1979-2001).

Popularity of the Name Aaliyah

It’s clear that one person single-handedly influenced the use of the name Aaliyah in America, and that person was Aaliyah Dana Haughton, who was better known simply as “Aaliyah.” Aaliyah’s rise in popular music was meteoric, which makes her name fitting – clearly she was destined to ascend the charts and make her mark. Her first two albums (released in 1994 and 1996) sold a combined seven million copies and she became widely known. Her unique name struck a chord with her millions of fans, and “Aaliyah” became a favorite girls name in American for the first time in 1994. It entered the charts at an impressive position #204, but it grew significantly in the year 2001 upon the premature death of the young pop star. Since 2001, the name has been a Top 100 favorite. Given its “awe-inspiring” meaning, it’s no wonder American parents find the name Aaliyah so appealing.
Popularity of the Girl Name Aaliyah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Aaliyah

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Aaliyah

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Aaliyah

    Aaliyah We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Aaliyah.

  • Popular Songs on Aaliyah

    Popular Songs on Aaliyah

    Aaliyah Story - a song by Aaliyah

    The Aaliyah Song - a song by Boyz II Men

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Aaliyah

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Aaliyah

    Aaliyah (Divas) (Victoria Christopher Murray) - The Divine Divas are going big-time -- to the finals of the Glory 2 God Teen Talent Search. They're just one big win away from a recording contract, and then...well, watch out, gospel music! When Diamond first thought up the Divine Divas, Aaliyah wasn't sure this was her thing. She loves singing, and everyone says her voice is pretty fine, but since Aaliyah is planning on Harvard and a degree in nuclear physics, winning a recording contract could actually put a crimp in her dreams. Recommended for ages Young Adult.

    The Adventures of Spot: Cody, Boozer and Aaliyah (Michael Patterson) - Four puppies, young and adventurous, take a journey of a lifetime. After sneaking out of the house and roaming the dangerous city streets, they encounter some trouble. The four of them get lost and bond with each other. This is what helps them survive. Recommended for ages Young Adult.

  • Famous People Named Aaliyah

    Famous People Named Aaliyah

    Famous People Named Aaliyah - Aaliyah Haughton (musician)

  • Children of Famous People Named Aaliyah

    Children of Famous People Named Aaliyah

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Aaliyah - Jamie O'Neal (country singer)

  • Historic Figures

    Aaliyah - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Aaliyah - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Aaliyah.

Personality of the Girl Name Aaliyah

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Variations of the Baby Name - Aaliyah

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