Aaliyah

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79k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Aaliyah

"Aaliyah" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "High, Sublime". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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Popularized by American singer Aaliyah Haughton (1979-2001). From Arabic عَالِيَة (ʿāliya).

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Aaliyah

Aaliyah was a recording artist, dancer, actress, and model. She holds the title If Your Girl Only Knew" and Are You That Somebody?". Aaliyah was given the name Aaliyah Dana Haughton on January 16th, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S. She left this life on August 25th, 2001.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Aaliyah

Aaliyah was a recording artist, dancer, actress, and model. She holds the title If Your Girl Only Knew" and Are You That Somebody?". Aaliyah was given the name Aaliyah Dana Haughton on January 16th, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S. She left this life on August 25th, 2001.

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How popular is the baby name Aaliyah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1976 18 18 0
1977 40 40 0
1978 46 46 0
1979 38 38 0
1980 39 39 0
1981 28 28 0
1982 28 28 0
1983 20 20 0
1984 21 21 0
1985 10 10 0
1986 18 18 0
1987 14 14 0
1988 17 17 0
1989 14 14 0
1990 12 12 0
1991 15 15 0
1992 25 25 0
1993 22 22 0
1994 1,457 1,451 6
1995 1,255 1,255 0
1996 831 831 0
1997 1,738 1,738 0
1998 1,404 1,399 5
1999 1,088 1,088 0
2000 1,496 1,496 0
2001 3,360 3,352 8 #96 girl name
2002 4,786 4,778 8 #64 girl name
2003 3,677 3,671 6 #90 girl name
2004 3,499 3,488 11 #94 girl name
2005 3,466 3,456 10 #93 girl name
2006 3,743 3,743 0 #90 girl name
2007 3,955 3,955 0 #83 girl name
2008 4,038 4,038 0 #76 girl name
2009 4,367 4,367 0 #63 girl name
2010 4,667 4,661 6 #56 girl name
2011 5,112 5,112 0 #46 girl name
2012 5,509 5,502 7 #36 girl name
2013 5,237 5,225 12 #37 girl name
2014 4,880 4,875 5 #45 girl name
2015 4,855 4,850 5 #48 girl name
2016 4,611 4,611 0 #53 girl name

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Fun Facts about the name Aaliyah

  • How Popular is the name Aaliyah? Aaliyah is the 746th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Aaliyah was the 53rd most popular name.
  • How many people with the first name Aaliyah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 79,456 babies born with the first name Aaliyah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aaliyah to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aaliyah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Aaliyah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aaliyah is Friday, November 17th, 1911.
  • What year had the most people named Aaliyah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aaliyah was in 2012 with a total of 5,502 babies. That's a lot of babies named Aaliyah!
  • Random Aaliyah Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aaliyah ranks 27th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 63 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Aaliyah: Your name in reverse order is Hayilaa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aihlyaa. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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