Advanced search

Spelling of Aaliyah

(17 Posts)
Eternity84 Wed 12-Feb-14 21:11:45

I love the name Aaliyah but if you heard the name how would you assume it's spelt? What other variations of the name are there xx

LunaOnTheBrooma Wed 12-Feb-14 21:15:16


MarianneBrandon Wed 12-Feb-14 21:16:45


TodaysAGoodDay Wed 12-Feb-14 21:20:22


squoosh Thu 13-Feb-14 15:44:18

To me Aaliyah is the correct spelling.

florascotia Thu 13-Feb-14 16:22:44

I think the spelling 'Aa' was popularised by the young USA singer who very sadly died.

But like several other names originating in languages that use different alphabets from the western ABC, there are spelling variations. Anyone can choose the one they like!
You might perhaps find this interesting:

rach2713 Thu 13-Feb-14 22:09:08

My daughters name is alayah never heard any one else with the name

BrennanHasAMangina Thu 13-Feb-14 22:14:56

Alia? I think the actress on Arrested Development spells it this way. I think it may be Egyptian or Arabic in origin.

NigellasDealer Thu 13-Feb-14 22:15:50

I know a little Aaliyah

dimdommilpot Thu 13-Feb-14 23:17:23

This is currently top of our list for DD2 dues in 8wk, we would spell it Alia.

NinjaCow Fri 14-Feb-14 02:11:17

I know an Alia and an Aaliyah. I think there are many different spellings, not sure if there is one original/correct one?

ancientbuchanan Fri 14-Feb-14 02:13:48

As you have spelled it. Can't recall what it means. But have a cousin by marriage called it.

Eternity84 Fri 14-Feb-14 15:04:51

My 11 year old has a name which she gets fed up spelling out to people so was trying to find something pretty but the most common spelling.

My shortlist is Leila, Alyssa, Sienna or Aaliyah so far. Am due next week!!! smile

MrsOakenshield Fri 14-Feb-14 15:09:19

according to the Baby Names book on my desk, which is by no means definitive, the main entry is under Aliya, with variants listed as Aaliyah, Aleah, Alia, Aliah, Aliyah.

amandine07 Sun 16-Feb-14 11:05:11

I think of Aaliyah as the standard spelling, mainly due to the American singer who was killed in a plane crash....I remember this detail as it was just prior to 9/11 plus she was my age so it was poignant.

Sorry bit of a digression to explain my reasoning!

NigellasDealer Sun 16-Feb-14 11:13:04

I think of Aaliyah as the 'proper' spelling
a) because I know one
and b) the Hebrew word 'aliyah'

NigellasDealer Sun 16-Feb-14 11:14:23


Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: