Aliya Name Meaning & Origin

Aliya

Pronunciation: ah-LEE-ə (key)

Origin of the name Aliya:

Hebrew name meaning "to ascend." Var: Aliyah.

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OTHER SCRIPTS: Әлия (Kazakh), عليّة (Arabic), עֲלִיָּה (Hebrew)

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It's my name. I love it, its feminine, and not too old or young. I wish it had more letters or a different spelling though. Great name.

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Leelee, Liya, Lee, Ali, Liyah, Li-Li, Al, Iyah, Yah, Yoyo, Ahha, Ali-baba, Aladdin, Yah Yah, Allie, Alah

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Aliya is a beautiful name and it means high or above.
Aliya (Hebrew: עלייה Translit.: ʿAliya Translated: "ascent") is the immigration of Jews to the Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael). It is a basic tenet of Zionist ideology. The opposite action, emigration from Israel, is referred to as yerida ("descent").1 The return to the Holy Land has been a Jewish aspiration since the Babylonian exile. Large scale immigration to Eretz Israel and later Israel began in 1882.2

A variant of the Arabic name Aaliyah, which is in turn a feminine form of the male name Ali, meaning "most high.".

Kazakh and Tatar form of ALIYAH. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic ALIYAH.

Variant transcription of ALIYAH.

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Aliya Mustafina, Russian gymnast.
Aliya Jasmine Sovani, Canadian television personality.

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