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Ali Meaning


What does Ali mean?

The name Ali is of Arabic origin.

The meaning of Ali is "high exalted one".

Ali is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 3 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced A-li.

The Given Name Ali

Ali is a popular and stylish name.

A name fit for a child full of cheerfullness and spirit, a little explorer.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ali al Muktafi, Ali ibn Abi Talib, and Ali Larter.

Ali Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,841 in baby name popularity for girls with 109 occurrences. It ranked 309 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,089 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,799 in baby name popularity for girls with 115 occurrences. It ranked 310 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,114 occurrences.

Want to see how Ali sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Ali Name Popularity Page.

Ali Related Names

Ali has the diminutive (nickname) Ella.

Famous Alis

  • Ali al Muktafi ~ Islamic Caliph (902-908)
  • Ali ibn Abi Talib ~ Islamic Caliph (656-661)
  • Ali Larter ~ Actress

Ali Numerology

What will your new littleAli be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Ali Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ali in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ali.

Just for fun, see the name Ali in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ali in Nautical Flags page.