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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Nicknames for Alia

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.

I was born in 1984 and am named Alia. Like the comment above, the most common nicknames I had growing up were Al, Lee-Lee and Lee-Lah. I've also been called Leels quite a bit. When my sister was a baby she couldn't say Alia (most toddlers can't). She called me EE-LAH which I always thought was so cute (she's 14 yrs younger than me) my mom has told me that she wanted to call me Allie as a nickname when I was a baby but it just never fit.

Meanings and history of the name Alia

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

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

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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