Alia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Alia
Origin of the name Aaliyah:
Variant of the Hebrew Aliyah (to ascend).
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- Comments and insights on the name Alia: | Edit
We named our daughter Alia in 1997, because I read (and loved) the name in the sci-fi classic "Dune." We pronounce it "ahLEEah." We have found adults and kids react positively to the name, though many people mispronounce the name at first. (Most usual mispronounciation: AHleeah.) Overall, it's simple, pretty, and unique within our community, but it doesn't sound like a dotcom. :-)
- Personal experiences with the name Alia: | Edit
My granddaughter was named Alia in 1999 by my son who is a big fan of Dune books also. Their other daughter is named Alexis, and we often call them Lia and Lexi. It just flows really well.
My daughter was given this name as a memory for my deceased sister, but it is an amazing name that makes her differnt from her classmates. it helps that she is a BIG personality too.
- Nicknames for Alia: | Edit
See, I think the name Alia is nicely compact, and as such, doesn't need a nickname. But we don't exist in a vacuum, do we? Nicknames given to her by loved ones: Lee-Lee, Al, and Lia.
As an infant my daughter couldn't pronounce her name properly and called herself Lee-Lah. To this day we call her that at home.
- Meanings and history of the name Alia: | Edit
My oldest is named Alia afer my deceased sister. My parents told me the name came from an episode of Hawaii Five-O. They said it was the name given to a child on the show, and I once met a naval officer who had served in Hawaii for a long time and had a dictionary of polynesian terminology. the "ALIA" was the name for the royal staffs of the Hawaian royalty, and e symobolizd their rt ascend.
- Famous real-life people named Alia: | Edit
Alia Shawkat - American actress
- Alia in song, story & screen: | Edit
There is the song "Ah Leah" by Donnie Iris which always sounded like the name Alia. It wasn't for a long time till I found out they weren't saying Alia.
Alia Atreides, charcter in Dune(1984), american movie