US Popularity:555
Other Origin(s):English, French, German
Meaning:Noble, sublime; High, exalted; Rise, ascend
Ali is a gender name with Arabic, English, French, and German roots. It comes from the Arabic words aliy, meaning “sublime, high, exalted” and ala, which means “rise, ascend,” reminding your little one of how high you hold them. In the Quran, Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic, prophet Muhammad and the first man to convert to Islam. This can make it a great choice if you plan on sharing your faith with baby. With its English and French roots, Ali can also act as a cute nickname for Alice or Alison, which can translate to "noble" or "exalted," matching its Arabic translation. If you want to always keep baby's spirits elevated from the start, Ali can make for a short, powerful choice.

Famous People Named Ali

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  • Muhammad Ali

Ali Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ali is currently #379 on The Bump
Boy:Ali is currently #279 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Ali is currently #219 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ali is currently #555 in U.S. births
Boy:Ali is currently #588 in U.S. births
Girl:Ali is currently #4031 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 473
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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