Alia is a name of Arabic and Hebrew origin, but has also Germanic roots.
What does the name Alia mean?
Alia means “ascending” or “rising” (from Hebrew “alá/עָלָה” = to ascend/to rise) and “high”, “lofty”, “elevated”, “sublime” or “noble” (from Arabic “ʿalā/عَلَا”). Besides, Alia means “other” or “another” (from Germanic “alja”).
Variants of Alia
Many people will ask: Is Alia a beautiful name? This question can be answered clearly with “yes”. This melodious name exists in many different language areas and is therefore well usable internationally. There are many variants of this name, besides Alia there are Aalia, Alya, Alyah, Alija, Aliah and many more. Which variant suits your daughter best is entirely up to you. Suitable second names for an Alia are: Alia Talisha, Alia Janine, Alia Maryam, Alia Lauren, Alia Rose or Alia Serena.
Famous women named Alia
A star in the Bollywood sky is the Indian actress and singer Alia Bhatt, born 1993 in Mumbai. She has been part of the commercial Hindi film industry for many years, which is mainly known as “Bollywood” in the Western world. Alia Bhatt has German roots, her German grandmother lives in Berlin. Her parents are both active in the Hindi film business and therefore brought the young Alia to her first roles at an early age. She made her adult debut in 2012 with the romantic comedy “Student of the Year.”
Another actress is Alia Shawcat. Born in California in 1989, Alia has Iranian roots and is the granddaughter of the famous American actor Paul Burke. Alia herself became famous for her role as Maeby Fünke in the comedy series “Arrested Development” (appeared irregularly between the years 2003 and 2019). There she played alongside Jason Bateman and Michael Cera. Several other series and movies followed, for example “Transparent” (2017).
A famous Alia from Academia is Alia Sabur, who became the world’s youngest professor at just 18 years old. Alia was born in 1989 and showed sings of great intelligence at early age. She went to Stony Brook University at the age of ten and graduated with the best degree at age fourteen. Alia is a materials scientist and was offered a position as International Professor in Research Liaison with Stony Brook University by the Dept. of Advanced Technology Fusion at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea at just 18 years young. She held several academical positions since.