What does Ali mean?
Ali [ali] 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 22 alternative forms via Alexandra, Allie: Aleka, Aleki, Alex, Alexa▲, Alexi, Alexia, Alexie, Alexis▼, Aley, Alie, Aliki, Alista, Alix, Alla, Alle, Alley, Alli, Allie▲, Allix, Ally, Anda and Lexi▲.Creative forms:
(female) Aal, Aldi, ..
(male) Aal, Aldi, .. Middle name pairings:
Ali Estella (A.E.), ..
How popular is Ali?
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)
Ali entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #675 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is presently at #1278. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. Alberta, Alex (#1290 a year ago), Alexa (#32), Alexandra (#101), Alexi, Alexia (#318), Alexie, Alexis (#86), Alice (#87), Alix, Alla, Alli, Allie (#255), Ally (#869) and Lexi (#308) are the popular varying forms of Ali (#1278 a year ago) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Aliki, are seldom used. These relations of Ali were at the top of their popularity in 1999 (usage of 2.7%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 1.5%, ▼46%). Alice is more familiar than the rest, though Alexa is now the most fashionable, while forms like Alice are now somewhat dated.
Ali is alike in pronunciation to Aalya, Ailee, Aili, Alah, Alaia▲, Alais, Alaya▲, Alea, Aleea, Allia, Ayala, Eila, Eily, Elah, Eli, Elia, Ellie▲, Eulia, Ili, Illa, Olla, Ollie▼, Ulla, Yola and Yulia. Other suggested similar names are Abi, Adi, Agi, Aki, Al, Alfi, Alis, Aliz, Ami▼ and Ari▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ali.See names in meaning and etymology.