🔼The name Aliah in the Bible
The name Aliah occurs only one time in the Bible. In 1 Chronicles 1:51 he is mentioned as a chief of Edom. In Genesis 36:40 he is called Alvah, and is reported to be a descendant of Esau, the brother of Jacob who became Israel.
🔼Etymology of the name Aliah
Scholars appear to agree that the name Aliah is an adapted form of the name Alvah, and both come from the following root group:
But as written, our name also bears striking witness of two common elements, the first being על ('al), the particle governing a motion towards treated above, and the final one being יה (Yah), which normally serves as an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.
NOBSE Study Bible Name List doesn't treat Aliah separately but reads High, Tall for a meaning of Alvah. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names also doesn't have a separate entry for Aliah and reads Iniquity for a meaning of Alvah.
The way it is written, the name Aliah also means Towards The Lord.