Alia Name Meaning & Origin

Alia

Pronunciation: ah-LEE-ə (key)

Origin of the name Aaliyah:

Variant of the Hebrew Aliyah (to ascend).

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Comments and insights on the name Alia: | Edit

Aila and Alia are anagrams of each other; they share they same letters.

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.
Alia is also an Arabic name, its pronounced as "AA-L-iy-aa" , the name Alia in Arabic mean a high place and it was taken from the sky and the height and honor and worth a place of higher supervisor and also be a formula exaggeration of height

Variant transcription of ALYA

Old Germanic form of ELLA

Famous real-life people named Alia: | Edit

Alia Shawkat - American actress
Alia Bhatt (1993- ), notable actress
Alia Syed (1964- ), notable artist
Alia Ouabdelsselam (1978- ), notable athlete in skating
Alia al-Hussein, queen consort in Jordan (1972-1977)

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

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