Girl Baby Name

Kaliyah

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Quick Facts on Kaliyah

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • African-American, American, Arabic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 517
Pronunciation:
ka-LEE-ah
Simple meaning:
Friend

Characteristics of Kaliyah

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - Kaliyah

Kaliyah is a modern American coinage used primarily within the African-American community. Here’s what we suspect happened. The female name Aaliyah took off in popularity in the mid-1990s due to the popularity of a beautiful, young pop-singer who was known simply as Aaliyah. The name practically reached cult status upon the early tragic death of the pop artist. It became apparent that American parents (particularly African-Americans) took a liking to the “-aliyah” suffix and began inventing scores of other female names such as Jaliyah, Maliyah, Taliyah and, in this case, Kaliyah. However, we’re going to go out on a limb here and suggest that Kaliyah may also be an Americanized respelling of the Arabic female name Khalilah (خليلة) from the male name Khalil meaning “friend”. Hey, that’s better than no meaning, right?

Popularity of the Name Kaliyah

Kaliyah first appeared on the female naming charts in America in 2001 and it’s already reached levels of low-moderation. There’s way too much competition in the “-aliyah” camp that we just don’t see this one going much further up the charts. Kaliyah is an ultra-modern trend and a newly emerging naming style distinct (although not exclusive) to Blacks in America. These types of Aaliyah names roll easily off the tongue, they’re fanciful and poetic. Kaliyah is just another pretty example of this particular naming trend.
Popularity of the Girl Name Kaliyah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kaliyah

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    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kaliyah

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  • Popular Songs on Kaliyah

    Popular Songs on Kaliyah

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Kaliyah

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Kaliyah

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  • Famous People Named Kaliyah

    Famous People Named Kaliyah

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  • Children of Famous People Named Kaliyah

    Children of Famous People Named Kaliyah

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    Kaliyah - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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Personality of the Girl Name Kaliyah

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Variations of the Baby Name - Kaliyah

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