Alia is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Ali meaning “high, exalted, lofty, sublime”. Alia is also an Ancient Germanic form of Ella, the Norman form of Germanic element alja meaning “other, another, foreign”; it could also be a short form of names ending in -ella such as Gabriella and Daniella. Alia could also be the short form of Alianor, a variant form of Occitan name Aliénor which could mean “the other Aenor” from Latin alia, alja meaning “another” (derived from PIE) and the given name Aenor, possibly a Germanic name of unknown meaning though it’s been linked to Adenorde or Adenor, made up of Germanic elements adal (noble) and nord (north), or even as a contracted form of Azenor, a Breton name of uncertain meaning and etymology though it could also be derived from Breton enor “honor”.

Alia is also a surname, a Sicilian Italian variant of Elia, a personal given name, Elia being the Italian form of Elias or Elijah meaning “my God is Yahweh” or “Yahweh is my God” from Hebrew, as well as also being an Arabic surname.

Origin: Arabic, Proto-Indo-European, Breton, Hebrew



  • Aliya (Arabic, Kazakh, Tatar)
  • Aliyah (Arabic, Hebrew)
  • Aliyya (Arabic)
  • Aliyyah (Arabic)
  • Aliyah (Arabic)
  • Aliye (Turkish)
  • Aaliyah (Arabic, English)
  • Aleah (English)
  • Alea (English)
  • Aliah (English)
  • Aliénor (Occitan)
  • Alienor (English, Occitan)
  • Alianor (English)


Male forms:

  • Ali (Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh)
  • Aali (Arabic)


Alia-  علياء (Arabic)

Alia- عالية (Arabic)

Aliyya, Aliyyah, Aliyah- عليّة (Arabic)


One thought on “Alia

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s