Meaning:rising, ascending; highborn, exalted, sublime
For the beautiful baby with a touch of sublimity, no name is more resonant than Aaliyah. A feminine name of Arabic origins, Aaliyah means “rising, ascending” and “highborn, exalted, sublime.” These meanings make it a powerful and spiritual choice for baby, especially for baby girls born into the Muslim faith. The name is commonly associated with the American singer Aaliyah, often dubbed the “Princess of R&B.”

Famous People Named Aaliyah

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Aaliyah
    R&B Singer
  • Aaliyah Ei
  • Aaliyah Kashyap
    Daughter of Director Anurag Kashyap
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