Meaning: high, lofty, sublime
Alternate spellings: Aaliya, Alea, Aleah, Aleea, Aleeyah, Alia, Aliah, Aliya, Aliyah, Aliye, Allia, Alliah
When fifteen-year-old pop star Aaliyah’s first album, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, was released and climbed the charts in 1994, her first name hit the charts, too, reaching #202 in the same year. When she died in a plane crash in 2001, her name skyrocketed in popularity. This name just sings to parents!
Aaliyah is the female version of the Arabic male name Ali. Like Ali Baba in Scheherazade’s 1,001 tales, fame and fortune may come to an Aaliyah by simply saying, “Open, sesame!” Or like Muhammad Ali, she could be a champion, besting even the greatest opponents.
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Rank of Similar Names in 2008