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