What does Ali mean?
Ali \a-li\ as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' 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▼ has 33 alternative forms via Alexandra, Allie: Aleka, Aleki, Alessia, Alex▼, Alexa, Alexea, Alexi, Alexia, Alexie, Alexina, Alexine, Alexis, Aley, Alie, Aliki, Alista, Alix, Alla, Alle, Allexa, Alley, Alli, Allie, Allix, Ally▼, Anda, Elena, Lesy, Lexa, Lexi, Lexie, Lexy and Sandi▼.
Ali is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2434 out of 4276, Top 57%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#876 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Ali for girls. Ali entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #675 in the U.S. in the year 1994, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Ali and corresponding names. Alberta, Alex, Alexa (#63 a year ago), Alexandra (#92), Alexia (#270), Alexis (#64), Alice (#97), Allie (#257), Ally (#736), Elena (#121), Lexi (#242), Lexie (#563) and Sandi are the popular varying forms of Ali ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in 2010 (usage of 0.5702%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.5354%, down 6.1%), with the versions Alberta, Alex, Ali, Ally and Sandi falling out of fashion. The most trendy girl names among these are Alexa (#63), Alice (#97), Allie (#257), Elena (#121) and Lexi (#242), with Alice and Allie going through a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ali▼ is alike in pronunciation to Aila, Aili, Ailie, Ailli, Ala, Alah, Alaia, Alais, Alea, Alia, Aliah, Aliya▼, Aliye, Allia, Aloe, Alya, Ayla, Ela, Eli, Elia, Elli, Ila▼, Ola▼, Olia, Ula and Ulli. Other suggested similar baby names are Abi, Adi, Agi, Aki, Al, Alfi, Alis, Aliz, Ami▼ and Ari. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ali.