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Ali 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.
For more information, see also related names Alice and Alberta. Baby names that sound like Ali are Aili, Alie, Alli, Al, Ala, Alia and Eli. Other similar baby names are Adi, Agi, Aki, Alfi, Aliz, Alis, Ami and Ari.
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Popularity of Ali
Ali is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2434 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1733 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Ali compared with similar and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Ali only.