Ali - boys name

Ali name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Ali name meaning:

The name Ali is of Arabic origin and has multiple meanings and interpretations. One common meaning of the name Ali is "exalted" or "noble." It is derived from the Arabic word "Aliyy," which signifies high rank, superiority, or excellence. Ali is also associated with qualities such as strength, bravery, and leadership.

In Islamic tradition, Ali holds great significance as the name of the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad. He is highly revered and considered one of the most important figures in Muslim history. Ali is often referred to as "Ali ibn Abi Talib," which means "Ali son of Abu Talib." He is known for his wisdom, justice, and devotion to the Islamic faith.

In a broader context, the name Ali can be seen as a representation of determination and resilience. It is a name that conveys a sense of power and honor. Overall, the name Ali holds deep cultural and religious symbolism and is often given to boys with the hope that they will embody the qualities associated with it.

Origin: Arabic

Form of Alison. Noble, kind.


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Related names

Alison , Ailie , Ali , Allie , Allison

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Overall UK ranking: 141 out of 4789

399 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (258)

Historical popularity of Ali

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