Aliyah Meaning and Origin

Aliyah is a girl’s name of Arabic origin, meaning exalted.” It is also has Hebrew origins and means “to ascend” or “to go up”. In Judaism, the term “Aliyah” refers to the act of immigrating to Israel, particularly for religious reasons. The term is used to describe a person who has made the move to live in Israel permanently or to visit the country for religious purposes. As a given name, Aliyah has been growing in popularity over the past few decades. It is often spelled with various alternative spellings, such as “Aaliyah,” “Aliya,” or “Aleah.” The name has been used for both boys and girls, but it is more commonly given to girls.

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