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A famous bearer of this name is the sadly disappeared singer & actress Aaliyah Dana Houghton, known simply as Aaliyah (1979-2001).
-- alberto  12/10/2004
Means "The Highest, Most Exhalted One".
-- missaaliyah  5/13/2005
This name has a story of dreams, beauty, wisdom beyond the age, fullfillment and destiny, all because of its most famous bearer, miss Aaliyah Dana Haughton 1979-2001. AALIYAH {pronounced AH-Lee-YUH}
-- respect101  6/21/2005
I find Aaliyah a very beautiful name. It's not an extremely common name, which makes it even more likeable.
-- TriwizardChamp3  12/12/2005
I love this name! It reminds me of our beloved R&B singer, Aaliyah Dana Haughton (Jan.16,1979 - Aug.25, 2001). She was an great example of the meaning of the name : "The highest, most exalted one, the best."
-- princess07  1/19/2006
I really like this name, but I can't decide which spelling I prefer. I've seen Aliyah, Aleah, Alia.
-- claraelizabethann  8/27/2006
Aaliyah is a beautiful name, very elegant. I also like the name Leah. My favorite spelling is Aleah.
-- Anonymous User  9/2/2006
I've also heard the word Aaliyah used to refer to the emigration of Jews to Israel.
-- Starla Roxanne  9/4/2006
Aaliyah is quite an ear pleasing name. In this spelling of the name people tend to not understand why there are two A's at the beginning. Especially in America. Most people spell it like Aliyah. Some other cool spellings for this name would be Aleah, Aleea, Alia, Aliah, Aleeya, Aaliah, Aaleiya. I was going to name my first daughter Aaliyah Deborah when I was younger. A very cool aspect of this name is that it's not overly used. I have never met a person named Aaliyah. As a matter of fact I have only heard it used by that famous singer who passed away. I would imagine that a girl named Aaliyah would have traits to be honest, humble, beautiful and clever.
-- Cyneburga  10/25/2006
I don't think this is how it's SUPPOSED to be spelled, also it's Arabic and pronounced AH-LEAH. But I guess if you want you can also pronounce it UL-LEAH or maybe something else, but it's supposed to be AH-LEAH!
-- Anonymous User  12/6/2006
I think this name is beautiful and different. I enjoy the fact it can have so many different spellings. I spelled my daughter's ALEIYA. I love it.
-- MyHappy  12/29/2006
I love this name, and I would definitely consider naming my daughter this, but I would spell it Aleah. I just wish it weren’t getting to be so popular, as I like names that are not overused and that are somewhat unique. Regardless, this is a classy, feminine and beautiful name, and any little girl would be proud to have this name.
-- TiffanyS  1/15/2007
A very beautiful name for a girl. It sounds so youthful, and at the same time sounds classic.
-- Lizdebiz  2/16/2007
I love it pronounced "ar-lee-a" but hate it pronounced "ah-lee-ah".
-- Laurisgirl  3/14/2007
I love this name because my favorite singer's name is Aaliyah and I loved her songs.
-- kRaZyGrL  3/28/2007
I like this name as it is unusual and different.
-- Luangi  4/9/2007
I prefer it pronunciation "Aa-lya".
-- Karcoolka  7/1/2007
Although it would be prone to misspelling, mispronunciation, and slight teasing, it is very pretty.
-- spaz123  9/15/2007
Aaliyah, with this spelling, was #91 on the 2006 most popular girls name list. I think that it is the most unusual of any of the top 100 names, other than maybe Nevaeh, which is Heaven spelled backwards, and came in at #43.
-- leananshae  12/28/2007
Of Hebrew origin (meaning 'exalted').
-- Anonymous User  1/22/2008
I don't think I'd ever use this name, but on the up-side, it's different, but a little TOO different for me.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/2/2008
Aaliyah meaning "most highest or most exalted".
-- jaybee  2/11/2008
It's Hebrew and its meaning is "ascend". It is also used by Jews in the diaspora to refer to someone who has moved to Israel, "to make Aaliyah".
-- conquest  2/23/2008
Highest, Most Exalted, The Best in both Arabic and Hebrew.
-- antione_214  2/24/2008
It looks as though it's pronounced like uh-LEE-uh, but I know a girl with this name and she says it AH-lee-ah.
-- Pippin  4/19/2008
I hope people aren't naming their daughters Aaliyah because of the deceased r'n'b singer. All the girls with this name in America will probably not be too happy about having this rather foreign-sounding name only because the parents liked some tracks of a singer by the same name. Her music wasn't THAT mature and timeless, so you should have a better reason.
-- slight night shiver  4/19/2008
I like this name a lot. :) It's a good name to start with and it has good nicknames :) Leah and Allie. But I think I would just use Leah because it's my fav name ever and the spelling Aaliyah is confusing but I think it's the best way to spell it.
-- carly_ann  7/11/2008
I think the name Aaliyah sounds great, but I don't really like names that begin with two vowels.
-- Name Rater  8/3/2008
I like this name, it's not too common and over used like Alli, Ashley, Olivia, etc.
-- Anonymous User  10/12/2008
One word: HORRIBLE! Even though I love the singer and my cousin is named this, I seriously hate this name.
-- lol_cool  12/9/2008
It's a very lovely name and it enters in your ear so easy.
-- enchy  2/4/2009
I didn't like this name until my cousin named her baby Aalèyah. When I first heard it and saw it I still thought "Uh. No." but after I saw her it grew on me and now I think it's a cute name! I call her Leah some times for short. I also think Aaliyah is cute, but I still like Aalèyah better.
-- Anonymous User  3/16/2009
I don't care much for this name. I think it only looks good in Arabic countries.
-- number1212  5/14/2009
If pronounced in Arabic, it is Aah-lia. Real emphasis is on the beginning. Pronouncing it as a-lee-ah is English preference I suppose.

I personally think Aah-lia is prettier.
-- coolbananas8  7/13/2009
Nice, but I don't like names that start with two vowels, and it's not unique anymore. Look at the popularity! (the graph might be surprising).
-- -Julia-  8/26/2009
This name has a meaning to it, it is a beautiful name and is uncommon. Love it and the singer Aaliyah she has inspired me to name my child Alliyah.
-- lilmama1236  9/5/2009
Not a bad name for a girl to grow up with, though it's an ear worm to me, sounds slimy. And, of course, the popularity could be an issue and a turn-off.
-- lucyskydiamonds  1/17/2010
It escapes me why so many people would adore this name. "Aaliyah" leaves footprints that scream a made-up name, which I find horrible. If you must, use the spelling "Alia" or "Aalia". Not that it helps to a great extent.

I understand there is a late singer by the name of "Aaliyah". I do not know her story, nor her music. I respect her life and I respect those who are fans. But it does not change my opinion on the name, unfortunately or not.
-- Francesca  8/3/2010
It may be great in Arabic, but this name looks and sounds EXTREMELY ghetto in English. I advise you to stay away from it.
-- Chrila96  11/16/2010
I love this name! Especially because of the singer!
-- XFilesFreak3  12/5/2010
My daughter is named Aliyah. It means Exalted, or High Standing and is an Islamic/Arabic name. Though many people and websites confuse the singer Aliyah as having this same name, her name is a different name altogether (or if it is the same name she pronounced it wrong). There is a name Alia, also spelled Aliyah for some, which is the feminine version of Ali; it is possible that is where her name came from. Many people name their children names that they think are African or exotic sounding and pronounce it incorrectly, not realizing, of course. Aliyah is an Arabic name and the stress in the word is NOT on the li (LEE) in the middle, but on the "Aa" in the beginning. This is because it starts with the Arabic letter Ain; which is a deep "A" sound from the throat. Aliyah, or Aaliyah, is the Transliteration of the name; the only correct spelling is in Arabic. The Latin spelling is only trying to duplicate the sound the name makes. That goes with any name not originally from the Latin alphabet. It is a beautiful name and my daughter is complimented on it all the time, and no, it does not sound ghetto OR English when pronounced correctly. It is a lesser form and feminine version of one of the characteristic of Allah, Al Aala, or The Most Exalted.
-- UmAliyah  2/16/2011
I don't think I've ever heard of the name Aaliyah before: but I love it. It's really pretty and strong and unique - a perfect name! I don't know if I'll ever use it for something but I can still say I like it!
-- blondieboo629  7/8/2011
My name's Aaliyah, and I honestly didn't know how special it is. I mean I know it's unique, you can never find it on little handbags or anything like that. But now, I'm starting to really get the meaning of how special it is or can be.
-- aaliyahnicole.  7/23/2011
I don't like this name. First off, it's not unique. It was number fifty-six last year. Second, it used to be different and pretty, but now it's common and overly-modern, with a bunch of "vartiants", like Aleah, Aliya, and Aleeayuh. And third, it's NOT mature sounding. It sounds beyond made up and little-girl-ish(I'm completely aware it wasn't just made up. But it DOES sound like it). To wrap it up, I say skip it.
-- Black_X  8/7/2011
I think that this sounds very pretty when pronounced (Ah lee uh), (A lye uh) just sounds like "A liar" in a Boston or British accent. I've heard both, but the former seems to be more common than the latter (luckily). The spelling however, makes me cringe. I'd spell it Aleah, personally. But I can deal with Alia(h) or even Aliya(h)even. It's the unnecessary double a that bothers me. Yes, that was the singer's name and I actually liked her. But yes was the only one who could pull that double a thing off.
-- Proctorness  10/31/2011
This name sounds pretty, but I really dislike the spelling. It's not very easy on the eyes. The other variations of the name aren't that much better either.
-- sunshinechild67  10/4/2012
What the...?!?! Why is this so popular?! What is this?! Why two A's?! This doesn't even look like English. This is kre8tiv to the extreme. I think I'm going to go vomit now.
-- Anonymous User  2/28/2013
Aaliyah is pronounced "A- lee- a yet it looks like (Al- lie- yah)! Too many As! This name should be spelt Aleah! The names never really hit me before. Too plain.
-- MelissaR  4/3/2013
It reminds me of 'Allianz Insurance' but that might just be my mispronunciation.
-- Anonymous User  4/23/2013
This name is far to trendy for my taste and the spelling of it makes me cringe.
-- MeggieCamille  12/15/2013
Aaliyah is easier as Aleah.
-- SEC908  12/16/2013
My name is Aaliyah. I don't know why a lot of people make it such a big deal on why that name has double A. Believe me my friends, classmates always tease me as A-A or they always ask why does your name need to be doubled? But apart from all those teases, they always tell me that my name is beautiful "Aaliyah Gyll" (it's my 2nd name). for me it's unique how both of my names will always be misspelled or mispronounced, which just makes my name more unique. Sometimes they tell me "I wish I had your name." :)
-- Aaliyah15  4/18/2014
Means "Most exalted one". Cool name.
-- Kennedy9003  5/24/2014
To me, the name Aaliyah is gorgeous and evocative of Middle Eastern royalty. Despite how it appears, this spelling isn't "kre8tiv" at all -- it's the original. There are other Hebrew and Arabic names spelled with the double-A's as well, which can indeed seem strange to a foreigner. It "doesn't look like English" for one obvious reason -- because it's not. Aaliyah may seem trendy in certain communities today, but has been pretty withstanding in various Muslim communities around the world. If you dislike it then that's totally fine, but there's no need for someone to throw out labels and blindly insult a name that they don't fully understand.

The name Aaliyah is full of beautiful and sacred history, and whether it's #1 on the popularity charts or outside of the Top 1000, nothing will ever change that. It's just like people dissing the name Bodhi out of discontent for its "trendiness" in America, with complete disregard towards the spiritual weight it carries on the other side of the ocean (granted, it isn't used as a name over there, but I digress).

If you are saying these sorts of things, please be more mindful of your words and realize that you aren't only coming across as sounding ignorant, but you're also unknowingly disrespecting an entirely different culture, race, society, religion, etc. in the process.

Thankfully, many people AREN'T actually doing this, but to those that are, I kindly ask that you stop. There are people who are following your opinions as facts and spreading these false "truths" or being negatively influenced by them. There's nothing wrong with completely disliking a name, but please watch what you say since you could leave the wrong impression on others, come across as being narrow minded and ignorant, or hurt people named Aaliyah who read these posts. Their parents carefully selected their name with as much love and appreciation as your parents chose yours, so please show some respect towards that. These comment sections aren't intended to be someone's personal rant board or bashing fest -- they're here to allow others to write insightful comments that will aid a name nerd or someone in the naming process. Thank you to everyone who has been commenting their opinions in a respectful and amicable way! :)
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2014
The meaning of the name aliyah is a high place or something high.
-- lovely lolo  8/6/2014
I chose the name Aaliyah for my daughter and I love it. I did not name her Aaliyah because of the R&B singer but I chose it for its meaning. In arabic the name Aaliyah means "High" as well as "Lofty, Sublime" which all pretty much means "high exalted and great". I wouldn't change her name at all. Although people do spell her name wrong quite often A-A-L-I-Y-A-H is the original form and everything else is an alternate form of spelling. Her name is pronounced AH-Lee-ah. That is how someone who speaks arabic would pronounce it because that is how the word "high" is pronounced in arabic. If you want to say "high" you'd say Ah-lee-ah. I have her name tattooed and it's meaning in arabic and this is how it's written: سامية سامية عالية you read it from right to left so it reads: sublime-lofty-high (or Aaliyah)(:
-- Cada3422  8/30/2014
The name Aaliyah is pretty but you cannot deny the fact that it sounds like "a liar." I live in the Midwest and in my accent and the eastern U.S. accent, Aaliyah sounds a lot like "a liar." This name also sounds like another name, Aniyah which sounds like annihilate (to destroy.)

An easy way to avoid the problematic names of Aaliyah or Aniyah is to consider similar sounding names like Alia/Aleah
(pronounced A-lee-a), Amara, Samara or Amaya (pronounced A-my-a.)
-- Lucia Wren  9/30/2014

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