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PostPosted: 04/04/21 10:37 am    ::: The name Aaliyah Reply Reply with quote

Please excuse my ignorance. I have noticed that recently there are a number of young players with this name spelled Aaliyah or Aliyah. Is there a particular reason?

I ask because aliyah (usually pronounced slightly differently: a-LEE-ah) means going up in Hebrew. It can refer to making a blessing for the Torah (scripture) reading or to immigrating to Israel. Is there another meaning associated with the name?



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PostPosted: 04/04/21 11:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm guessing it's because of the popular singer about 20 years ago. Those babies are just now arriving at college.

She was killed in a plane crash around that time. I'm guessing that a lot of parents got the name from her.



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PostPosted: 04/04/21 1:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I mean, then the next logical question becomes "what made her parents choose that name?" which we might not necessarily know.



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PostPosted: 04/04/21 1:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aaliyah is an Arabic name meaning exalted or, archaically, high born



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PostPosted: 04/04/21 9:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Aaliyah is an Arabic name meaning exalted or, archaically, high born


I wonder if the Arabic name and the Hebrew word come from the same root, then. They're both in the same language family.



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PostPosted: 04/04/21 9:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Queenie wrote:
pilight wrote:
Aaliyah is an Arabic name meaning exalted or, archaically, high born


I wonder if the Arabic name and the Hebrew word come from the same root, then. They're both in the same language family.


Probably, but can't say for certain



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