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


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

Origin of the name Li

Li is a Chinese and Hebrew unisex name. In Scandinavia, Li is a short form of girl names ending in “-li”, “-lia”, “-lie”, “-liia”, “-liija” oder “-lija”, beginning with “Li-“ or consist of a “-li-“, e.g. Elizabeth.

What is the meaning of the name Li?

In Chinese, Li means “reason” (from “lǐ/理”), “black” (from “lí/黎”), “power” (only masculine, from von “lì/力”) or “beautiful”, “pretty” (only feminine, from “lì/丽”). Derived from Elizabeth, Li means “God is abundance”, “God is my oath” and “God has sworn”. In Hebrew, Li means “to me” (from “li/לי”).

Pronunciation of Li

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Popularity of the name Li

The name Li is ranked #7641 overall.

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