What does Magali mean?
Magali /ma-g-a-li/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ma-ga-LEE. It is of French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Magali is "pearl". Variant of Margaret. Also possibly from the Persian name Mar Galiti meaning "daughter of the sea" or "child of light", or from the French name Madeleine.
How popular is Magali?
Magali is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3551 out of 4276, Top 83%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Magali and related names. Madalyn (#518 in 2014), Madeleine (#283), Maggie (#239), Margaret (#169) and Megan (#308) are the prominent variation forms of Magali (not ranked) rated in the Top 1000. Forms like Marga are uncommon. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in the year 2001 (usage of 0.805%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.6966%, ▼13.5%). Madalyn (#518), Madeleine (#283), Maggie (#239) and Megan (#308) are four of the more trendy names for newborns in this compilation, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for Madeleine and Maggie. (2014 Birth Statistics)