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`-L-Y > ʿALī > ALIYYAḧ

This name derives from the Arabic “`-l-y > ʿAlī > Aliyyaḧ”, meaning “lofty, high status, exalted, sublime and superb, exalted, paramount (most high)”. Islamic traditional use of the name goes back to Ali Ibn Abu Talib, the Islamic leader and cousin of Muhammad, but the name is identical in form and meaning to the “Hebrew: Eli”, which goes back to the Eli in the Books of Samuel. Aliyya is an indirect Qur'anic name. It is the feminine form of the name Ali. It is derived from the `-l-y > ʿAlī root which is used often in the Qur'an and is the root for two of the 99 names of Allah: Al-Ali and al-Muta`Aali.

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