Ala, Ali, Lia.
Famous people named Alia:
Playwright Alia Bano; actresses Alia Shawkat and Alia Bhatt; Olympic swimmer Alia Atkinson.
At age eighteen, Alia Sabur became the world's youngest professor. (No surprise, since she entered college after the 4th grade.) Another notable bearer is Alia Muhammad Baker, a librarian in Iraq who saved 30,000 books from destruction.