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Ali (girl)

What does Ali mean?

Ali Pronunciation of 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. Also form of Alberta. Also form of Alice.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, exalted


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, Lexi



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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 #1841. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ali name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ali outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Alberta, Alex (#1332 A YEAR AGO), Alexa (#90), Alexandra (#125), Alexi, Alexia (#517), Alexie, Alexis (#179), Alice (#71), Alix, Alla, Alli, Allie (#350), Ally (#1274) and Lexi (#342) are the popular varying forms of Ali (#1841) 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 2.1%) and are now much less widespread (USAGE 0.8%, 61%). Alice is more familiar than the rest, though Lexi has become popular as well over time, while forms like Alexis are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ali, Alberta, Alex, Alexa, Alexandra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexi, Alexia, Alexie, Alexis, Alice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alix, Alla, Alli, Allie, Ally, Lexi in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alex, Alexa, Alexandra, Alexis, Alice, Lexi outside U.S.

Similar Names

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-sounding names are Abi, Adi, Agi, Aki, Al, Alfi, Alis, Aliz, Ami and Ari. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ali.

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