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Pronunciation

Aaliyah

Origin

English, Arabic

Meaning

This is a pretty, musical name with plenty of crossover appeal thanks to its English and Arabic roots. The feminine form of Aali or the more modern Ali, Aaliyah means “high” or “lofty” in Arabic, and “exalted” in Swahili. If you prefer a punchier alternative for your baby girl, Alia, Aliya and Aleah are shorter than the traditional spelling, but just as cute!

Rank in the year 2015

Aaliyah was ranked #135 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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