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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Aliyu

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  • A user from Nigeria says the name Aliyu is of Arabic origin and means ""High, Exalted"".
  • A user from India says the name Aliyu is of Arabic origin and means "High, Champion".
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Notable Persons Named Aliyu

Aliyu Mohammed Gusau is a National Security Advisor, Director General of the National Security Organization, Minister of Defence, Chief of Army Staff, Director General of theNational Security Organization, Defence Minister of Nigeria, and Chief of Army Staff (Nigeria). His military service ended in 1993. Aliyu was born on May 18th, 1943 in Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria.


Aliyu Mai-Bornu was a Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Aliyu was born in 1919. He passed away on February 23rd, 1970.


Aliyu Ismaila Gwarzo is a Director General of the State Security Service, National Security Advisor, and Director General of theState Security Service. Aliyu was born in Gwarzo, Kano State, Nigeria.


Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko is a Governor of Sokoto State and List of Governors of Sokoto State. He was most active from 2007 to 2015. Aliyu was born on March 1st, 1953 in Wamako.


Aliyu Mai Sango Abubakar III is a Senator for Sokoto North. Aliyu was born in Sokoto State.


Aliyu Modibbo Umar is a Minister of State for Power, Steel, Minister of Commerce, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Federal Capital Territory, and Nigeria. Aliyu was born on November 15th, 1958 in Gombe State, Nigeria.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Aliyu

Mohammed Okechukwu Aliyu is a soccer player for the HNK Šibenik, HNK Rijeka, NK Pomorac Kostrena, HNK Rijeka Reserves, Academy, and NK Zadar. Mohammed was born on September 5th, 1995 in Orlu, Imo.


Mohammed Aliyu is a soccer player for the Kaduna United F.C., Calcio Padova, Ravenna F.C., A.C. Milan, S.S.D. Monza 1912, S.S. Robur Siena, Standard Liège, R.A.E.C. Mons, K.A.A. Gent, S.V. Zulte Waregem, Niger Tornadoes F.C., K.F.C. Dessel Sport, and Nigeria national football team. Mohammed was born on March 14th, 1982 in Kaduna, Nigeria.


Hadiza Aliyu is an actor, filmmaking, actress, and filmmaker. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Hadiza was born Hadiza Aliyu on June 1st, 1989 in Libreville.


Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu is a List of Governors of Niger State. His career lasted from 2007 to 2015. Mu’azu was born on November 12th, 1955 in Minna.


Akilu was born in 1918. He left this life in 1998.



Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Aliyu U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 98.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Aliyu

People with the last name Aliyu are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Aliyu

  • How Popular is the name Aliyu? As a last name Aliyu was the 157,234th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Aliyu? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Aliyu was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Aliyu: Your name in reverse order is Uyila. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aluiy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Aliyu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 103 people with the last name Aliyu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aliyu? Aliyu is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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