Name: Alia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Alia

  • Meaning:
    To ascend; to go up
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    Lofty; sublime
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    (AHL ee ah)
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    Arabic and English speaking countries
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    Variant of Aliya, either from the Hebrew or from the feminine form of the Arabic Ali. The Swahili name Aliya mirrors the Arabic form.

    Queen Alia of Jordan was the third wife of King Hussein of Jordan, the ruler of Jordan from 1952 to 99. Queen Alia died in a helicopter crash in Amman, the capital city of Jordan. Consequently, the main airport of Amman was renamed after her.

    Royal Jordanian Airlines was originally named Alia Airlines after the King Hussein of Jordan's eldest daughter, Alia, from his first marriage.

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