Name: Aliyah

Origin and Meaning of the Name Aliyah

  • 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)
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Miscellaneous Info for Aliyah

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  • Used in:
    Arabic, English and Hebrew speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Either from the Hebrew or from the feminine form of the Arabic Ali.

    Aliyah or Aliya 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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