What does the name Aliyah mean

Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby NameAliyah

Aliyah is derived from the Arabic name “Ali” meaning “sublime, exalted.” In Hebrew, to make an "aliyah" is to go up toward God, or more simply, "to rise, ascend." Aliyah is also a basic tenet of Zionist ideology and refers to the journey of the Jewish people to the Promised Land. This “aliyah” or return to the Holy Land has been a Jewish aspiration since the Babylonian exile more than 2,500 years ago. In English-speaking countries, the female given name Aliyah has only been in use for a short while and appears to be isolated to the United States.

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Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME ALIYAH

The number 11 is a master number, and embodies heightened traits of the two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME ALIYAH

The influence of the sudden usage of the name Aliyah in the United States comes from Aaliyah Dana Haughton, who was better known simply as "Aaliyah." Aaliyah’s rise in popular music was meteoric, which makes her name fitting - clearly she was destined to ‘ascend’ the charts and make her ‘sublime’ mark on the music world. Her first two albums (released in 1994 and 1996) sold a combined seven million copies and she became widely known. Her unique name struck a chord with her millions of fans, and the variation of the name “Aliyah” became a favorite girls name in American for the first time in 1994. It entered the charts at an impressive position # 357, but never quite reaches the same popularity as Aaliyah (with two “a” s). Despite its advancements on the charts, the name Aliyah hasn't managed to secure a spot on the Top 100 like the more popular Aaliyah.

Quick facts

ON ALIYAH

Sublime, awesome, exalted

Characteristics

OF ALIYAH

Inspirational

Highly intuitive

Spiritual Teacher

Extremely Bright

Uplift

Truth-seeker

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