Beautiful ❤️.
noisynora  11/4/2020
The only reason why I like this name is because of the singer.
― Anonymous User  11/2/2020
The correct Arabic pronunciation is Aa-lee-ah, with stress on the Aa. This is also the way the singer pronounced it. Not sure why people pronounce it uh-LEE-uh, or where that pronunciation came from. Aa-lee-ah is much prettier and also far more respectful to the name’s origins. There’s something quite sad about taking cultural names and mispronouncing them. There are two As in this name for a reason.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2020
The spelling is so over the top for such a simple sounding name don't you think? Also no matter how many times you try to correct me, I'll forever look at this and pronounce it as "uh-lie-uh".
AbbeyDawn  9/1/2020
I don’t like it spelled this way. It’s a pretty name but I prefer the spellings Aleah or Alia.
Ceri12  6/30/2020
I don't like it at all.
SaltyLemon123456  6/20/2020
No, this looks as if it would be pronounced as “a-LIE-uh”.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2020
Aaliyah in my opinion is a very beautiful name, and it conjures up good imagery. Also, I think it looks better with the double a.
Bubbles293739  6/10/2020
Pretty but the spelling looks ugly.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2020
I feel that it is has a much too complicated spelling for such a simple sounding name.
Caesar Hale  4/11/2020
There are a lot of arguments on this thread concerning the origins of the name Aaliyah, and to which community it belongs.

Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew among others are variants of a language that was common in the ancient times. This language is believed to be most probably Akkadian, the language of Abraham (who hailed from Akkad - claimed by Christians, Jews and Arabs). It's for this reason these languages are so similar and one word from one will have an equivalent in another. Akkadian was a very popular language in its hay day much like English today. It was the language of King Cyrus, Darius, Hammurabi, and all that lived in those days all over Middle East and parts of Africa, Mesopotamia, Sumeria, Babylon, Assyria, Persia, etc. So however you cut the name Aaliyah, each community has a variant, including African Swahili, a language that is strikingly similar to ancient Hebrew.

Aliyah (ascent) in Hebrew, is the long journey the Jews took from Egypt to the promised land (Exodus). That's why it means 'to be exalted' or 'to rise' or 'be lifted up' or 'going up'. I personally believe if you take the very name Aaliyah apart, it spells 'The Lord is God'. But hey, that's just me.
― Anonymous User  1/22/2020
This name and its other variants are extremely common where I live.
someone-  11/16/2019
Very beautiful and sophisticated, but I think the spelling Alia would look much prettier, not that Aaliyah is a bad spelling. I just prefer Alia, that’s all!
― Anonymous User  1/30/2019
An Aaliyah is the name for a Jew's symbolic trip to Israel, AKA our holy land. My niece is named this because she was conceived on their Aaliyah.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2019
Really beautiful and radiant name with a powerful meaning, I can see why it's becoming so popular.
futuremother99  10/30/2018
In 2018, 8 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Aaliyah who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 875th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
If I were English, I would use this name for my daughter.
significadonombres  9/24/2018
Lol, to the commenter below, Aaliyah is the original spelling.
Luvbug86  9/16/2018
Too many vowels, even if you don't see the (ridiculous) spelling. If you must burden a poor soul with this krye8tyyve and y'ou'NEE'que moniker, have the decency to spell it Alia or Aleah. Otherwise it's just uneducated.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2018
A really gorgeous name.
kayisforkeen  8/15/2018
Aaliyah is a pretty name and I’m perfectly fine with Arabic names on girls of other races because to me, I think they may either love Arabian culture and want to use the name because of their love of it, not care about where it comes from but of it’s meaning which is also very beautiful or because of the singer, who I think is mature with her music, thank you very much. I actually know Arab people who’ve said they’re perfectly fine with other people having Arabic names. Not everyone may agree, but I’m fine with it and it shouldn’t really matter. For all I care, even if it doesn’t sound typical, a Mexican can name their kid Xiyu.
DanielRivera  7/8/2018
Very beautiful and modern.
― Anonymous User  4/16/2018
Aaliiyah is my friend. Her parents like double A's. :) So, that is why the computer says it is spelled wrong. :( ;) (winking face).  3/19/2018
My name is Aaliyah, I was named after the amazing singer. She had died a year before I was even born. I wish I actually got to meet her, would've been the coolest thing ever. No offense to Aaliyah I actually don't like my name, nobody's name is Aaliyah so that's why I dislike it.
Aaliyahismyname  2/25/2018
I love the name. My daughter's name is Ayliegah. She is the only one I have ever known or seen with her name spelled this way. I spelled it different so it was more unique.
southernmom27  1/12/2018
Aaliyah is a really pretty name.
Aaliyah321123  1/1/2018
I like it. I have only met two Aaliyahs. It also has a nice meaning and sound.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2017
Aaliyah represents a nice, lovely, ambitious, and modest person. This is very common.

― Anonymous User  5/31/2017
I guess this is where my parents got the inspiration for my twin sister's and my name, though I'm not sure why she eventually went with "Aliya" rather than the true Arabic/Hebrew one : "Aaliyah".

I assume it's still not that common here in the UK, as some of my lecturers have told me that I've got a pretty name.
aliyafathma  12/7/2016
Thanks to the singer this name is way overused. It is a nice name with a pleasent sound and meaning however.
ERK  12/4/2016
I named my only daughter Aaliyah not because of the RnB singer, although I do like her, but because I preferred the what I thought was the Indian/Sri Lankan version pronounced Arlia (arr-le-ya). I had spent some time in Sri Lanka whilst pregnant visiting friends & I had just found out I was having a much wanted girl after 3 boys. I was married in Sri Lanka and when pregnant blessed by Buddhist priests whilst there so the name has a personal reason for me.
kimmyH  12/2/2016
Would Aaleiyiaha be a cool way to spell Aalyiah?
courtneymullins19  10/27/2016
I named my eldest daughter Noor Alia because I loved the character Princess Leia from the Star War movies... I am very proud of her because she was cute as a baby and now she is a tall, beautiful, kind and sweet medical doctor.
Reckoner  10/12/2016
Love this name. I only know of the singer, so I like that this name isn't too popular.
― Anonymous User  9/18/2016
My friend spells it Alleigha, and personally I find that version prettier and more "Americanized".
lilpimpteller  5/24/2016
I've also seen it spelled Aalijah.
Courtney Moses  5/16/2016
It sounds nice -- on Arabic girls only. On anyone else it sounds tacky and "kre8tyve," no matter what the spelling. It seems non-Arabic parents are only making this name popular after the singer passed away. While I respect that some family members may want to honor her, I always found naming a child after a celebrity to be, I don't know, a little silly?
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
My daughter and her husband decided on the name Aaliyah for their baby that is to be welcomed into this world in June, because they liked it. It is their baby and their choice.
cmartingrandma  5/1/2016
I think it sounds ugly.
TyrannosaurusRegina  1/24/2016
I knew a girl who spelt her name Aliyah. I believe her mother was Arabic and her father was Spanish. Personally, she hated her name and preferred to be called Leah. Also, if you are considering naming your child Aaliyah, just keep in mind it will probably be pronounced in a variety of ways, the most common being Ah-Leah and Ah-Liar.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2015
I don't know why so many people are are so upset at the spelling of Aaliyah. Have you ever heard of the name Aaron? Two A's. It's not that hard or unusual, people.
teacup chip  10/21/2015
This spelling (even though it's the original) looks completely ridiculous to me. Aliya/Aleah are fine, but Aaliyah? Come on. And this coming from a person with a capital letter in the middle of their name.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2015
I feel neutral towards this name. I neither despise nor love it. I just simply tolerate it. It's better than a similar sounding name of: 'Alaya\Alayah' (which is said as uh-lay-uh) my eldest sister once had a so-called 'friend' with this name and she was awful! Thus forever ruining the name for both me and my younger sister. We couldn't stand her! Her name was so taboo between us during childhood.
Anyways, Alliyah is softer, so that's a plus (:
― Anonymous User  9/20/2015
My name is Aleah and I love it!
I have never been picked on about my name over the 20 years I have lived! A lot of people say it's unusual (although it's becoming popular :( ) but they also say it's very pretty! I wasn't named after the singer Aaliyah. My sister named me telling a story between 2 friends Alyce and Telea! I love my name and I don't think I'd like it spelt any other way :)
Aleaht  5/21/2015
This is a very pretty name! I think it will age well. I like the spelling Aleah and Aliyah as well.
LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
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
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 meaning of the name aliyah is a high place or something high.
lovely lolo  8/6/2014
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
Means "Most exalted one". Cool name.
Kennedy9003  5/24/2014
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
Aaliyah is easier as Aleah.
SEC908  12/16/2013
This name is far to trendy for my taste and the spelling of it makes me cringe.
MeggieCamille  12/15/2013
It reminds me of 'Allianz Insurance' but that might just be my mispronunciation.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2013
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
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
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
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
I agree with @Proctorness and some others. The double A's just aren't doing it for me although I do adore and miss Aaliyah the singer, may her soul RIP. The name Aleah looks stuffy and takes from the creative beauty of the name but luckily there are other variants like Ahliyah, Aliyah, Aleeyah, Alea, Waliyha, Taliyah, Talayah, Malia, Taliah, Maliyah, Malea, Waliyah, Zaliyah, Jaliyah, Jalila, Jaleela, Jaleyah, Jalea, Jaliyha, Eliyah, Eliah, Aleya. Etc the list goes on. The name is beautiful and people that use it help keep the legacy alive.
TakingFashion95  10/6/2015
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
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 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 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 love this name! Especially because of the singer!
XFilesFreak3  12/5/2010
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
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
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
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
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).
― Anonymous User  8/26/2009
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
I don't care much for this name. I think it only looks good in Arabic countries.
number1212  5/14/2009
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
It's a very lovely name and it enters in your ear so easy.
enchy  2/4/2009
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
I like this name, it's not too common and over used like Alli, Ashley, Olivia, etc.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2008
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 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
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
Highest, Most Exalted, The Best in both Arabic and Hebrew.
antione_214  2/24/2008
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
Aaliyah meaning "most highest or most exalted".
jaybee  2/11/2008
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
Of Hebrew origin (meaning 'exalted').
― Anonymous User  1/22/2008
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
Although it would be prone to misspelling, mispronunciation, and slight teasing, it is very pretty.
spaz123  9/15/2007
I prefer it pronunciation "Aa-lya".
Karcoolka  7/1/2007
I like this name as it is unusual and different.
Luangi  4/9/2007
I love this name because my favorite singer's name is Aaliyah and I loved her songs.
kRaZyGrL  3/28/2007
I love it pronounced "ar-lee-a" but hate it pronounced "ah-lee-ah".
Laurisgirl  3/14/2007
A very beautiful name for a girl. It sounds so youthful, and at the same time sounds classic.
Lizdebiz  2/16/2007
I love 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
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 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
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've also heard the word Aaliyah used to refer to the emigration of Jews to Israel.
Starla Roxanne  9/4/2006
Aaliyah is a beautiful name, very elegant. I also like the name Leah. My favorite spelling is Aleah.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2006
I really like this name, but I can't decide which spelling I prefer. I've seen Aliyah, Aleah, Alia.
claraelizabethann  8/27/2006
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 find Aaliyah a very beautiful name. It's not an extremely common name, which makes it even more likeable.
TriwizardChamp3  12/12/2005
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
Means "The Highest, Most Exhalted One".
missaaliyah  5/13/2005
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

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