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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alija

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  • A user from North Carolina, United States says the name Alija is of Hebrew origin and means "Lord is my god".
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Notable Persons Named Alija

Alija Izetbegović was a president. Their career lasted from 1990 to 1996. Alija was born on August 8th, 1925 in Šamac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. They left this life on October 19th, 2003.


Alen Islamović is a pop-rockrockpop-folk and pop rock musician. They plays Bass guitar, Guitar, and Vocals. They were most active from 1979 to present. Alen was given the name Alija Islamović on August 17th, 1957 in Sokolac, Bihać, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia.


Alija was born on August 14th, 1914 in Orahovo (Breza). They passed away on May 16th, 1990.


Alija was born in 1896 in Bijeljina. They died on March 8th, 1922.


Alija Behmen is a 4th Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia, and Herzegovina. His career lasted from 2001 to 2003. Alija was born on December 25th, 1940 in Split, Croatia.


Alija was born on January 15th, 1932 in Stolac. They breathed their last breath on March 14th, 1997.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Alija

Ifraim Alija is a soccer player for the FC Gossau, FC Wil 1900, and FC St. Gallen. Ifraim was born on August 30th, 1985 in Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Ifraim is also known as Alija and Ifrajim.


Fun Facts about the name Alija

  • How Popular is the name Alija? Alija is the 34,455th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Alija have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 116 babies born with the first name Alija in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alija to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alija? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Alija first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alija is Friday, August 17th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Alija born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alija was in 2002 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Alija: Your name in reverse order is Ajila. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laaij. 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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