Name: Aliya

Origin and Meaning of the Name Aliya

  • Meaning:
    To ascend; to go up
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  • Meaning:
    Lofty; sublime
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  • Meaning:
    Exalted
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (ah LEE ah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Aliya)
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Miscellaneous Info for Aliya

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  • Used in:
    African, Arabic, English, Hebrew and Swahili speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Either from the Hebrew or from the feminine form of the Arabic Ali. The Swahili name Aliya mirrors the Arabic form.

    Aliya or Aliyah is the name given to the immigration of the Jews to Israel. This especially occurred in the 20th century, and the state of Israel was established in 1948. It is considered by many Jews as a return to the Promised Land.

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