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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Aliyah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Aliyah

User Submitted Origins

Arabic
50%
English
25%
Spanish
8%
Hebrew
8%
Hindu
4%
Indian (Sanskrit)
4%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Aliyah is of Arabic origin and means ""Exalted One"".
  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Aliyah means "SPECIAL" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Aliyah is of English origin and means "A wonderful sister".
  • A user from Indonesia says the name Aliyah is of Arabic origin and means "High or Highly Placed".
  • A submission from Arizona, United States says the name Aliyah means "It means "to rise up" or "to return triumphantly" as in when Jews travel to Israel for the first time and are finally "returning triumphantly" to their generational homeland." and is of Hebrew origin.

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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israel ("students making aliyah")
  2. (Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah ("he was called on for an aliyah")
Wiktionary

Ultimately from Arabic.

  1. A female given name of modern American usage, a variant of Aaliyah.

Ultimately from Hebrew.

  1. Alternative letter-case form of aliyah

    Notable Persons Named Aliyah

    Aliyah O'Brien is an actor. She has had major accomplishments since 2007. Aliyah was born on May 7th, 1981 in Victoria, British Columbia. Aliyah is also known as Aaliyah O'Brien.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1971 5 5 0
    1973 6 6 0
    1974 9 9 0
    1976 6 6 0
    1977 7 7 0
    1978 6 6 0
    1979 13 13 0
    1980 23 23 0
    1981 26 26 0
    1982 21 21 0
    1983 28 28 0
    1984 31 31 0
    1985 27 27 0
    1986 31 31 0
    1987 32 32 0
    1988 38 38 0
    1989 26 26 0
    1990 45 45 0
    1991 48 48 0
    1992 56 56 0
    1993 66 66 0
    1994 731 731 0
    1995 785 785 0
    1996 675 675 0
    1997 897 897 0
    1998 878 878 0
    1999 867 867 0
    2000 1,116 1,116 0
    2001 1,412 1,412 0
    2002 1,610 1,605 5
    2003 1,392 1,392 0
    2004 1,538 1,527 11
    2005 1,461 1,461 0
    2006 1,454 1,448 6
    2007 1,610 1,610 0
    2008 1,753 1,753 0
    2009 1,988 1,988 0
    2010 2,163 2,157 6
    2011 2,297 2,297 0
    2012 2,256 2,256 0
    2013 2,106 2,106 0
    2014 1,964 1,964 0
    2015 1,970 1,965 5
    2016 1,997 1,997 0
    2017 1,897 1,897 0

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    Fun Facts about the name Aliyah

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    • How Popular is the name Aliyah? Aliyah is the 1,206th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Aliyah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,367 babies born with the first name Aliyah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aliyah to occupy the territory of Saint Martin (France) with an estimated population of 36,824 (as of January 1, 2009).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aliyah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Aliyah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aliyah is Saturday, April 26th, 1924.
    • What year had the most people named Aliyah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aliyah was in 2011 with a total of 2,297 babies. That's a lot of babies named Aliyah!
    • Random Aliyah Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aliyah ranks 56th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 15 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2013.
    • Weird things about the name Aliyah: Your name in reverse order is Hayila. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Haiyla. 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).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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