Name Ali Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Ali


Ali is a ♀ girl’s name and ♂ boy’s name. Ali thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

Origin of the name Ali

Ali is an Arabic masculine name. Especially known by Ali ibn Abi Talib, a son-in-law and cousin of Muhammad. Besides, Ali is a short form of names beginning with “Al-“, e.g. Alexandra, Alexander, Alison or Alistair and thus a unisex name.

What is the meaning of the name Ali?

Ali means “high”, “lofty”, “elevated”, “sublime” or “noble” (from Arabic “ʿalā/عَلَا”). Deriving from e.g. Alexander or Alexandra, Ali means “defending men”.

Pronunciation of Ali

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Popularity of the name Ali

The name Ali is ranked #7324 overall.

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