Aaliyah

Aaliyah - A unique female name



  Sep 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Aaliyah, meaning heavens,highborn, exalted, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1977 on position #1633. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Aaliyah and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Aaliyah? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Aaliyah. The baby girl name Aaliyah was given to 5,471 baby girls in 2012, ranking #36 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 258 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Aaliyah peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 36.



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Aaliyah is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Aaliyah is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #5 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #162.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Aaliyah is where you live.


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Aaliyah origin and meaning

Aaliyah is a 7 letter name with 4 syllables. This name means heavens,highborn, exalted. To see famous people named Aaliyah, pop culture references for the name Aaliyah and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Aaliyah

We've found the following names that sound similar to Aaliyah, sorted by popularity.

Allie / Aliyah / Ayla / Aleah / Ali / Ally / Aliya / Alia / Alayah / Alaya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201236
201146
201056
200963
200876
200783
200690
200593
200494
200390
200264
200195
2000211
1999287
1998221
1997176
1996334
1995224
1994203
19914137
19812547
19801764
19791842
19781677
19771633

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico5
Arizona16
Nevada18
Florida19
Georgia24
Texas25
North Carolina28
South Carolina29
Kansas33
Louisiana33
Mississippi33
Ohio38
California38
Colorado38
Illinois38
Rhode Island40
Indiana40
Vermont41
Oklahoma43
District of Columbia43
Virginia43
Connecticut46
Alaska50
New York50
Washington50
Michigan51
Delaware51
Oregon52
Tennessee52
Maryland56
Maine58
Arkansas60
Wisconsin61
Alabama62
Kentucky63
Pennsylvania63
West Virginia68
New Jersey68
South Dakota69
Missouri71
Nebraska72
Massachusetts76
Hawaii79
Iowa81
New Hampshire84
Idaho90
Minnesota94
North Dakota101
Montana107
Wyoming117
Utah162

Even more about Aaliyah


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Aaliyah a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Aaliyah?

4 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Aaliyah
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 258
Letter count 7
Syllable count 4
Year first discovered 1977
2012 births +5,471

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