Quick Facts on Aliya
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Sublime, awesome, exalted
Etymology & Historical Origin - Aliya
Aliya is derived from the Arabic name “Ali” meaning “sublime, exalted.” In Hebrew, to make an “aliyah” is to go up toward God, or more simply, “to rise, ascend.” Aliyah is also a basic tenet of Zionist ideology and refers to the journey of the Jewish people to the Promised Land. This “aliyah” or return to the Holy Land has been a Jewish aspiration since the Babylonian exile more than 2,500 years ago. In English-speaking countries, the female given name Aliya has only been in use for a short while.
Popularity of the Name Aliya
The sudden popular usage of the name Aliya (and other variant spellings) in the United States can be attributed to 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 “sublime” mark on the music world. Her first two albums (released in 1994 and 1996) sold a combined seven million copies and she became widely known throughout the country. Her unique name struck a chord with her millions of fans, and the variation of the name “Aliya” entered the Top 1000 in 1999. Aaliyah is a Top 50 name in America and Aliyah is the second most common spelling. Aliya with one “a” and no “h” does moderately well. But she has a lot of competition with all the new spelling choices!
Popularity of the Girl Name Aliya
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Aliya
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Aliya
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Popular Songs on Aliya
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Aliya
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Famous People Named Aliya
Famous People Named Aliya - Aliya (singer); Aliya bint Ali (Arabian Princess and former Queen Consort of Iraq); Aliya Deri (National Vocabulary Champion); Aliya Mustafina (Russian gymnast); Aliya Jasmine Sovani (MTV personality)
Children of Famous People Named Aliya
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Aliya - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Aliya.
Aliya - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Aliya - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Aliya.
Personality of the Girl Name Aliya
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 - Aliya