Aliyah

Aliyah - A very unique female name



  Apr 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Aliyah, meaning heavens, highborn, exalted, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1980 on position #3172. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Aliyah and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Aliyah? 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 Aliyah. The baby girl name Aliyah was given to 2,232 baby girls in 2012, ranking #140 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 633 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Aliyah peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2011 on position 133.



Famous with this name

Aliyah O'Brien
Aliyah Kolf
Aliyah Hiram


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Aliyah is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Aliyah is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #78 - and is the least popular in Connecticut at position #221.

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 Aliyah is where you live.


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Aliyah origin and meaning

Aliyah is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means heavens, highborn, exalted. To see famous people named Aliyah, pop culture references for the name Aliyah and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Aliyah

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

Aaliyah / Allie / 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
2012140
2011133
2010143
2009158
2008191
2007214
2006235
2005233
2004220
2003236
2002203
2001224
2000289
1999347
1998329
1997321
1996389
1995335
1994356
19931736
19922052
19912091
19902158
19892369
19882045
19872321
19862473
19852444
19842692
19832199
19822984
19812247
19803172

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico78
Florida86
Arizona99
Idaho107
Nevada109
Maine112
Rhode Island112
Hawaii115
California119
South Dakota120
Kansas121
Indiana123
Texas123
Delaware126
Alabama129
Massachusetts130
Maryland130
Mississippi130
Ohio136
Colorado136
Missouri139
South Carolina144
Montana144
District of Columbia145
Washington150
Michigan156
Arkansas158
Georgia158
Nebraska159
Kentucky161
Pennsylvania161
Illinois162
North Carolina162
Wisconsin166
Iowa170
Virginia171
Tennessee174
Oregon177
Oklahoma185
Louisiana192
Minnesota193
West Virginia194
Utah195
New Hampshire202
New Jersey203
New York208
Connecticut221

Even more about Aliyah


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 Aliyah a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Aliyah?

3 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
2011
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Aliyah
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 633
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1980
2012 births +2,232

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