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Etymology & Historical Origin - Alia
Alia and Alya (علياء) are Arabic female names that mean “divinely, heavenly”. It shares the same root as the masculine ‘Ali (عالي) meaning “sublime” (from the same place we get Aaliyah or Aliyya). Of all the possible ways to transcribe this Arabic female name into English, Alia is the easiest to spell. Three beautiful syllables packaged up in four simple letters. A-L-I-A.
Popularity of the Name Alia
Alia showed up on the U.S. female naming charts for the first time in 1995 – which is the year directly following the sudden popularity of Aaliyah (thanks to the pop-star singer). The minimalistic Alia has never demonstrated anything other than low usage, but there’s currently a lot of competition depending on how you decide to spell the name. Alia is the least fancy and most straight-forward of all the spellings, which appeals to parents who prefer simplicity over flashiness.
Popularity of the Girl Name Alia
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Alia
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Alia
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Popular Songs on Alia
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Alia
Alia Waking (Laura Williams McCaffrey) - Alia wants nothing more than to be selected as a keenten, a warrior woman. Her friend Kay, strong and fierce, is sure to be chosen, but Alia is not nearly as certain about herself. When Kay stumbles upon a shelter in the woods belonging to two Beechians, enemies of their people, the girls see a perfect opportunity to prove their courage and worth. But then strange events unfold, and Alia begins to question everything that has always been certain in her life—her friendship with Kay, her opinions of the Beechians and of war, even her singular desire to become a keenten. A vividly portrayed, perfectly realized world and elements of the supernatural provide a magical setting for this stirring story, which will resonate long after the final page is turned. Recommended for ages 10-13.
Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq (Mark Alan Stamaty) - The inspiring story of an Iraqi librarian's courageous fight to save books from the Basra Central Library before it was destroyed in the war. It is 2003 and Alia Muhammad Baker, the chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq, has grown worried given the increased likelihood of war in her country. Determined to preserve the irreplaceable records of the culture and history of the land on which she lives from the destruction of the war, Alia undertakes a courageous and extremely dangerous task of spiriting away 30,000 books from the library to a safe place. Told in dramatic graphic-novel panels by acclaimed cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty, Alia's Mission celebrates the importance of books and the freedom to read, while examining the impact of war on a country and its people. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Famous People Named Alia
Famous People Named Alia - Alia al-Hussein (former Queen consort of Jordan); Alia Shawkat (actress); Alia Bhatt (Bollywood film actress)
Children of Famous People Named Alia
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Alia - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Alia.
Alia - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Alia - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Alia.
Personality of the Girl Name Alia
The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change. Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy. This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive.
Variations of the Baby Name - Alia