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  • Records indicate that 58,973 girls in the United States have been named Aaliyah since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 5,471 people in the U.S. were given the name Aaliyah. Those people are now 6 years old.

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      49 Positive Comments

  • "I love the name Aaliyah but i prefer the spelling Aliya, it's simple and not too complicated to spell. I want to name my future daughter this name but im not sure since it's not common where i live. I searched how many people with the name Aliya and it is only 217 have that name." Nov. 24, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name and I honestly dislike how it's getting popular lol... I want it all to myself! I am iffy with my name I wish it was spelled Aleigha." Oct. 9, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is aaliyah and its one of the best names ever ....it means the smartest most liked and perfect one its a blessing to have this name especially if u where born after the singer aaliyah died because she is a legend and you could be lucky to be named after her.....if u don't like it then you should just shut up and bud out ...that's all I gotta say" Aug. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "The correct pronunciation of the name Aaliyah is AH-lee-yah. This is the Hebrew, Arabic and, I believe, the Swahili pronunciation. There is many ways this Semitic name is transliterated into English, but the most often is 'Aaliyah.' There are many ways it is pronounced in Western cultures due to a lack of knowledge in the language sound patterns of Semitic languages. When transliterated 'a' is pronounced 'ah,' 'i' is pronounced 'ee,' and 'u' is pronounced 'oo.' Hope this helps to correct all the confusion and 'I think ... because so and so said' that is out there." Feb. 23, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sister name is arleyah (r le ya) completly different to the normal way of spelling it but it different and it is good to be different" Jan. 5, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "grandson named alexander, father is allen and mother is amber. looking for another "a" name and Aailyah is beautiful and unusual. will be certain to pass this on to my daughter." Feb. 26, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am going to have a baby girl and I am going to name her Aaliyah. I love the meaning and I love the spelling, I am going to give her the nickname Lala. My son came up with it." Oct. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was considering Aleea for a baby girls name since lee is a carried middle name for my family??? what do yall think?? Aleea Madison??" Aug. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Aaliyah. I named her after the singer Aaliyah. Loved her music so much. Plus I was trying to keep both of my children name ending in "yay."" Jul. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aaliyah. I was Aaliyah before they called the late singer Aaliyah. Many people dont realize her real name wasnt Aaliyah but was Aeliyatt Dana Haughton. Aaliyah, Aeliyatt and Aliyah are of arabic origin and Aleah is of hebrew origin. There is a late princess named Aaliyah and a verse from a holy book with this name in it. People tend to mispronouce my name because the singer Aaliyah misspronounced it, but the 'a' is actually not pronounced with an 'uh' but more of a throaty short 'a' sound as in 'apple'. Its a beautiful name that means sublime, lofty, up high (status). Most Aaliyahs are graceful,pretty and kind. Not to be confused with Aliyah/Aliyyah which is a different name which is the female version of Ali and pronounced the same as Ali but with ofcourse a different ending. *Please keep in mind when you pronounce a name from different origins, mispronouncing it can change the meaning tremendously, where a name can mean truthful,it can be mispronounced to mean ugly for example. Research is always a good option, for children live up to their names. Just a thought!. Shot out to all my Aaliyah's in the world!" May. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "love it! My daughter is called Aliyah it is a very unique and beautiful name" Feb. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "well i like it because you can get to hear when people are calling you and it,s not short so when people call you ,you get time to hear them and it is not short like pam or sam" Feb. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have this name though these days its getting common bt still i love my name. It makes me feel so different, royal and mightyyyyyy." Dec. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my neice is a week old and her name is spelled aleyah. i love it but i usually pick on her parents n call her ale-yah. i love the spelling tho its different n unique (:" Oct. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "im goin to name my daughter Aa'Liyah i love this name so much and cant wait to call out to her, im gonna call her liyah for short ^-^ LOVE THIS NAME!" Oct. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my next daughter Aaliyah but not sure how i would spell it." Aug. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah My Name is AaLiayh. People often say my name wrong with an accent,before they spell it wrong. They may pronouce it with a "J" in it like AaLijyah(Uh-LEE-Ja-yah)" May. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girls name is Aaliyah, pronounced A-Lee-YA. Some people get muddled up with how its said, and pronunce it with an E at the beginning (Ell-I-ya) but every1 comments on how unusal and beautiful the name is. I love it." Apr. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "The correct way to pronounce Aaliyah is ah-lee-yuh. Its an Arabic name, and in Arabic the double A is pronounced ah." Dec. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Aliya- i'm not too sure on whether i like the spelling of my name but many people have commented on the way its pronounced saying its pretty =]" Dec. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Aaliyah but i prefer to spell my name aliah , i'm from the kingdom of saudi arabia ,i pronounce it Al-Lee-Yah ,and i just l ikes my name =).. ** by the way {i know lot of girls who called aliah and they was very sweet, kind beautiful, smiley girl just like me :P } <33" Nov. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i names my daughter Aliyah in august 2009, and it gets miss prenounced all the time, as a- liar!" Nov. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always love this name I think its very unique.Especially since my favorite singer Aaliyah who passed was named Aaliyah. I always wanted to name my daughter it, but to many have this name already." Jul. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I called my baby girl born on the 19th march 09 Aaliyah Kusuma. I love the name." Apr. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "im naming mah daughter aaliyah jean i love the name i love the way its spelled" Feb. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love AALIYAH DANA HAUGHTON from the bottom of my heart to the depths of my soul.Aaliyah is my bff 4 life.Aaliyah has inspired me to sing and be able to act also.I truly thank god for aaliyah.I wish aaliyah stuck around much longer because I want her to sing on my 13th birthday.Also at my wedding when I get older I want her to sing and be one of my bride's mades.I love u aaliyah dana haughton!!!" Jan. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "For me the most beautiful female name I have heard. I named my daughter Aaliyah, after Aaliyah the Super Star." Jan. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "younger People tend to know how to pronounce it right, but older people have a little trouble. My name is spelt Ahlea. I Have never met any body with the same spelling as mines but every once in awhile a meet some one with my name." Sep. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 6month old daughter named Aaliyah... the name is so perfect/unusual/girlie and so much more it is such a powerful name too... and so far my daughters personality suits her name i couldnt picture her as something else only thing is though i am forever having to correct people on the pronounciation and spelling it does drive me nuts on occasions... Its pronounced Ar-liyah but spelt Aaliyah just draging the a is what gets people" Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my daughter's name.!!! Its beautiful and it matches her personality!! If im not mistaken it mean Royalty..?? And believe me she plays her part very well..Lol..But anyway really i love this name! It's beautiful and people pernounce it well....." Feb. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE this name because it is my name. I was born in the 70's and I only knew one other girl with the same name. My parents researched the name because it was not very popular in the United Stated at the time. I spell it AALIYAH and pronounce it R-LE-YAH. My parents chose the Turkish pronunciation, so it is already Europeanized. In Arabic, "AA" makes an "R" sound because there is no "uh" sound in Arabic. The Arabic pronunciation is AL-LE-YAH. I feel empowered knowing that my name means ýthe female version of Allahý (not goddess)." Feb. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Aaliyah and people pronounce it like rlia and spell it wrong" Nov. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My SIsters name is Aaliya and I am Elisha, I like her name better!!!" Nov. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is an awsome name and my girlfriends name is spelled Aaliyah." Oct. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my cousin has the name aleah and i think its such a cute name i love it." Oct. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is aaliyah except only I SPELL IT AHLEIGHIA, its pronounced the same way, but people get it confused with ashleigh and its annoying. I also think im the only person in the world who spells aaliyah this way. OH WELL!!!" Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Aaliyah Haughton is the princess. She is the highest, most exalted one. RIP BABYGIRL I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH" Aug. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aailiyah pronounced Ah-lee-yuh but most people spell it wrong or pronounce it wrong. I am eight years old and I get compliments every year on my name. :-)" Jun. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I,Have a daughter name Aaliyah Sunhine. I did get it from the R&B singer Aaliyah.I love the name,my daughtrer is now 1 years old.It's a beautiful name i would have not pick any other girl name for my only daughter." May. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've just had a little girl who is now 3 days old, we have named her Aaliyah. It's so unique and individual, I love it." May. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our baby girl Aaliyah. It is a beautiful name." May. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "If I am pregnant with a girl I want to name her Aaliyah" Apr. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey what's up? My name is Aaliyah named after one of my favorite r& b singer's who died in a plane crash in August,2001. If I have a daughter I might name her after her too. No ones has pronounced or spelled my name wrong. I don't know anyone else with this name besides the singer." Apr. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes my name is aaliyah and people say it wrong it is pro-nudoced Ali-yah" Sep. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "omgsh! this is my name. my name is aaliyah. actually my best friends name is alia [which is pronounced the same way] our friends call me liyah and her all. it works out. people do pronounce it wrong and spell it wrong. but i dont care. i love it!" Sep. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my daughter as aaliyah, i like this name a lot because the name starts with a and the meaning is too good." Aug. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Aliyah and it is spelled a little bit different. The way I help her and everyone else say her name is I made up a cheer it goes like this Aaa Aliyah A L I Y A H Aliyah aaa aaa Aliyah. Now everyone knows how to spell her name by doing her cheer. I have only met one other person whom named their child Aliyah but they spelled it with another A at the beginning but I have heard a lot of people naming their kids Aleah which is pretty much the same but with different spellings." Jun. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY favorite singer, her name is Aaliyah and i love it, if I have a baby girl i would want it to be Aaliyah." Jun. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i use to spell my name aaliyah, and alot of people pernounced it worng, recently we changed it to aliya and it workd out better for me and my family. No one ever gets it wrong any more" Jan. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "My name is Aaliyah. All my life I have lived with mispronounciation after mispronounciation. I hate it. From ?a-liar? to ?ay-lee? to ?ar-liar? to even ?a-layer?. And not to mention the spelling!! I have never met anyone who hasn?t asked me to spell out my name as they write it. Teachers just give up and spell whatever. Besides, making a four year old suffer through writing out A-a-l-i-y-a-h is just cruel. I?ve gone by Leah for twelve years because I refuse to have someone say ?a-liar? as they read my name tag and have all my colleagues laugh." May. 25, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Terrible name with an awful spelling! Doesn't look attractive at all!" Oct. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "If you were to sass the teacher would you care? Not Aaliyah she is too PERFECT! And she has enough money to buy the whole ministry so why is she stalling? My head hurts just thinking of that brat and her goody two shoes brother, Gooby. Why does Gooby care enough to buy a store of ice tiaras? They might as well be dung for all I care!" Jul. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "sounds like one of those Jokes Jeff Foxerworthy does... Aaliyah, "I laya the balnket over there"" Feb. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      37 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Aliyah. I love the sound of it .it is so unique and I was named after the singer Aliyah.shes my hero" Aug. 18, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it because its my name and when people like my crush forget my name ots romantic!" May. 23, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "People don't always know hown to say it, but it's great because my parents named me after the late singer Aaliyah" Nov. 10, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aaliyah I am 11 I now 5 more Aaliyah's .my dad named me that because he liked sound of it and meaning.i have 3 sisters no brothers.born feb.9,2004" Jun. 24, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's awesome , my name is Spelled Aliyah tho not with 2 A's but my m named me after the singer aAliyah which is awesome" Apr. 3, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name Is Aaliyah its a nice name too have better then what my Mom was Gonna name me A lot of people pronounce it wrong but most of the time its right and I prefer to be called Lili or Liya ...♥♥❇" Sep. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "alia is my name nd i think it's a lucky name 4 me.my sweeeeeeeet frnds nd lovelyyyyyyyyyyyy b.f call me lia as a nick name.i thanx to my parents 4 giving me a veryyyy lovely nd cute name alia,plx guys pry 4 me k mn or mera b.f hameshaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa sath rahyn nd pray k mery or mery b.f ky parents hamari relationship ky liye maan jain plxx." Apr. 25, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pavement cycling fginhters pedestriansPavements are for pedestrians. And people using thepavement have the right to feel safe and protected fromtraf?c, including bicycles.You may feel that you are doing no harm by cycling onthe pavement. And you may feel con?dent that you willnot injure or hurt anyone.But pedestrians don’t share your con?dence. Becausewhile you know where you and your bike are going,they do not, and may believe they are in danger.It’s not easy for pedestrians to predict your exact route.They could be worried about a number of things:• Is the cyclist headed for the same area of pavementas me?• Has the cyclist seen me?• Will the cyclist slow down as they get closer?• Will the cyclist be skilled enough to avoid me if theydon’t slow down?Cycling on the pavement can be even more threateningto people with poor balance. Many of these people areolder or disabled and have a constant fear of falling.Cycling on the pavement simply adds to this fear.There is an epidemic of cyclists on the pavements in Weybridge." Mar. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Would love to see the town getting back to its image of ctiilivy and sedateness . Id like to see slower speed limits on residential and school roads; better pavement access for those less steady on their feet; streetscene character preservation such as not being forced to have spaceage looking streetlamps; preserving green spaces and space in general by not being able to build or creating flats everywhere and anywhere; preferential parking for residents who live near the town centre and station; a return to making the town suitable for hardworking responsible families, by taking care of its family friendly amenities and keeping it clean, (such as building family homes not plethora of 1 or 2 bedroom flats and unblocking the blocked drains outside schools!); increasing the choice of schools (maybe new ones??) and nurseries; the right respect given to roads designated as unsuitable for heavy goods, or single alternate lanes; more publicity and pride in the towns history such as Brooklands museum and track, the town museum, the waterways and the monuments and its notable places." Mar. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Aliyah is my name and peoplesometimes say ot wrong and spell it wrong but as long we mo what aliyah mean it will be a okay" Feb. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have always loved the name Aaliyah. I am having a child and if it is a girl I naming her Aaliyah but its going to be spelt Aleigha. If a girl she will be born in October sometime (:" Jan. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aaliyah and it is said a-lay-a. I Luke the name and every one in my class wants to be called Aaliyah." Dec. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are having a girl and really like this name, but we want to pronounce it Aaliiiiiyah! Having a hard time on trying to figure out if we should spell it the same way or not." Oct. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My cousin's name is Aaaliyah. I like the double a's in the begining and I love the fact that we call her Liyah for short." Jun. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Aaliyah!!! Not only because one of the most influencial people in my life (Aaliyah Dana Haughton) was named that but because its of Hebrew origin. I'd like to name my first daughter Aaliyah but so many people already have and that ruins it. :(" Jun. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My niece is named Aaliyah (pronounce AH-lee-yah with the stress on the first syllable) and she says people often mispronounce her name. She does not meet a lot of people with her name. She was named after the singer Aaliyah." Feb. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Aaliyah. i love the double A, it looks so cool!" Dec. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is babrbrika i i miss my aalihya lve my gilr" Oct. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Actually there is the AA in arabic makes the hard A sound, there is definately the 'uh' sound in arabic. Secondly, Aliah is the female version of the name Ali. It means noble or highly exhaulted." Sep. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like the name Aaliya, but I wonder if I can spell it some other way." Sep. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aaliyah and everyone says its a very good and unick name and i like it my three mosy best friend are named Aaliyah also so everytime when they call us in calls we all answer at the same time" May. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "aaliyah is da best name in the world and i love the name" Feb. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "very cute name. someday when i have a baby i might name her Aaliyah. [[if its a girl XD]]" Jan. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "people always pronounce and spell my name wrong. but i love the name." Dec. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am calling my little girl Aaliyah when she is born in february 2009. I think it is the most beautiful name but i am a little worried about people spelling and pronouncing it wrong!" Oct. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "IF THIS IS YOUR NAME OR THE NAME OF SOMEONE YOU KNOW TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH THIS NAME. DO PEOPLE OFTEN PRONOUNCE OR SPELL IT WRONG? WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO SAY THIS NAME? DO YOU MEET MANY OTHERS WITH THE SAME NAME SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE NAME' AALIYAH'" May. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Niece's name is Aliya. She was named after Alia in the movie, "Dunes". My brother and sister-in-law didn't know how to spell it, so they came up with Aliya. We pronounce it Al-Lee-Yah, but her schoolmates call her Ah-lee-ah. Hope they don't read this - hehehe." May. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "trydeqawasdcuyjpoi6trgvhunmlqwertyuiopasdfghjkllzxcvbnm1234567890`12`123467890-=" Apr. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Aaliyah after the late singer. I have always loved the name and other people always say that its pretty.. People do miss pronounce it sometimes but overall they dont. All I know is I like it and yes, anyone with the name should feel blessed.." Dec. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i never hut i herd of the name but it sounds weird!" Dec. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The only reason this name became popular is because of the singer Aaliyah. But any child should feel blessed to be named after one of the most beautiful person if not the most beautiful person in the the world. RIP Aaliyah Dana Haughton 1979-2001" Nov. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Know Why This Name Went Up In 2000 Because The Singer Aaliyah died duhhhhhhhhhhhh RIP MISS U BABY GIRL" Nov. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my baby's name is Aaliyah and people call her Alia..but her name is pronounced Aali-like muhammad ALI..AaliYah" Aug. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The only person named Aaliyah I've known is the late singer Aaliyah Houghton." Jul. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daighters name is aaliyah! unfortunately after we named her we realized how many peoepl have it, i love her name and the meaning of it." Apr. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is also aliyah..people who arent familiar with it pronounce it A-lie-ah..it makes me kinda upset, sound it out what sounds better to you???!! its what i feel like saying to those people. but i love my name!!" Feb. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughter name is Aliyah. Yes a lot of people spell it wrong. Its spell several different ways. but when you spell it with two "A" its prounced differently and very few people know that or say it the correct way" Sep. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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