Quick Facts on Aliyah
- Arabic, Hebrew
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Sublime, awesome, exalted
Characteristics of Aliyah
- Highly Intuitive
- Spiritual Teacher
- Extremely Bright
Etymology & Historical Origin - Aliyah
Aliyah 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 Aliyah has only been in use for a short while and appears to be isolated to the United States.
Popularity of the Name Aliyah
The influence of the sudden usage of the name Aliyah in the United States comes from 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. Her unique name struck a chord with her millions of fans, and the variation of the name “Aliyah” became a favorite girls name in American for the first time in 1994. It entered the charts at an impressive position #357, but never quite reaches the same popularity as Aaliyah (with two “a”s). Despite its advancements on the charts, the name Aliyah hasn’t managed to secure a spot on the Top 100 like the more popular Aaliyah.
Popularity of the Girl Name Aliyah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Aliyah
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Aliyah
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Popular Songs on Aliyah
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Aliyah
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Famous People Named Aliyah
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Children of Famous People Named Aliyah
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Aliyah - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Aliyah
The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.
Variations of the Baby Name - Aliyah