Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Taliyah

Taliyah is a modern Americanized and fanciful respelling of Talia, probably from the Hebrew Talia (טליה) which means “dew from God”. It is also sometimes used as an alternate form of Thalia, one of the nine muses in ancient Greek mythology (she was the Muse of Comedy). In this case, Thalia comes from the Greek word “thallein” meaning “to flourish, blooming”. Taliyah follows a current trend popular in the United States and widespread among African-Americans which elaborates existing names with the “-iyah” suffix. For instance, the Hawaiian female name Malia has been repurposed to Maliyah; or Maria to Mariyah. Similarly, Talia has morphed into Taliyah. These “-iyah” names are mainly restricted to the United States but they are also used with some frequency in Canada and Australia. Aaliyah is really the name that started this now fashionable trend.

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Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME TALIYAH

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME TALIYAH

Taliyah follows a long line of “-iyah” names: Aaliyah, Jaliyah, Janiyah, Kaliyah, Maliyah, Mariyah and Taniya (and that’s just a sampling!). Taliyah first appeared on the American female naming charts this new 21st century in the year 2001. The name advanced a few hundred positions up the charts in the first several years and appears to be leveling off at relatively low levels of usage. Considering all the competition that exists with all the other “-iyah” names we won’t be surprised if Taliyah doesn’t do much better on the charts. It’s a real fancy-pants way to render a simple name like Talia which many parents prefer. These elaborate spellings are not for everyone, but there’s definitely a market out there nationwide.

Quick Facts

ON TALIYAH

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

812

PRONUNCIATION:

Ta-LEE-ah; TAH-lee-ah

SIMPLE MEANING:

Dew from God

Characteristics

OF TALIYAH

Dependable

Solid

Practical

Hard-working

Industrious

Studious

Conservative

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