Meaning and name origin
Ali \a-li\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Ali), is pronounced AL-ee. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Ali is "exalted". In English, Ali is used as a nickname of Allie, Alexandra and names beginning with Al-. Actress Ali McGraw.
Ali is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2434 out of 4276, Top 57%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1733 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ali for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ali and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexandra (#92), Alice (#97), Allie (#257), Alberta and Ali. (2014 statistics).
Ali is also pronounced similarly to Aila, Aili, Ailie, Ailli, Ala, Alah, Alaia, Alais, Alea, Aley, Alia, Aliah, Alie, Aliya, Aliye, Alla, Alli, Allia, Ally, Aloe, Alya, Ayla, Ela, Eli, Elia, Elli, Ila, Ola, Olia, Ula and Ulli. Other suggested similar baby names are Adi, Agi, Aki, Al, Alfi, Alis, Alix, Aliz, Alle, Ami and Ari. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ali.