Aaliyah is an Arabic name meaning "forever high." It is pronounced AAH-lee-ah. Aliyah is a related Arabic name meaning "going higher." It has a slightly different pronunciation, "ah LEE ah." It has been in regular use in the USA since the mid 1970s, but its popularity is largely due to the rise to fame and tragic death of the R&B singer Aaliyah (born Aaliyah Dana Haughton 1979-2001). In 2012, it was in its peak of popularity and with 75 different spellings, is the name with the most variant spellings.
See Also: Aleigha, Alia, Alea, Aliya, Alieya

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