Ali

Ali - A very unique male name



  Mar 29,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ali, meaning supreme, exalted, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1944 on position #1424. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ali and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ali? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ali. The baby boy name Ali was given to 836 baby boys in 2012, ranking #352 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,963 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ali peaked in popularity 15 years ago in 2002 on position 321.



Famous with this name

Ali Larter
Mahershala Ali
Ali Sürmeli


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Ali is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ali is currently topping the baby name charts in Michigan at position #87 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #723.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ali is where you live.


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Ali origin and meaning

Ali is a 3 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means supreme, exalted. To see famous people named Ali, pop culture references for the name Ali and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ali

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ali, sorted by popularity.

Al / Allie / Aahil / Aly / Allah / Alaa / Aliou / Aaliyah / Aliyah /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012352
2011372
2010357
2009376
2008398
2007387
2006362
2005379
2004378
2003344
2002321
2001369
2000383
1999393
1998399
1997403
1996432
1995438
1994455
1993481
1992475
1991479
1990476
1989496
1988501
1987498
1986530
1985516
1984540
1983558
1982522
1981538
1980531
1979466
1978505
1977623
1976580
1975655
1974612
1973744
1972716
1971682
1970816
1969895
1968854
1967973
19661071
1965965
1964983
19631089
19621457
19611597
19601228
19591349
19551560
19441424

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Michigan87
District of Columbia182
New York185
New Jersey203
Virginia244
Maryland271
Massachusetts282
Connecticut286
Ohio325
Illinois339
Washington356
California375
Arizona376
Missouri378
Kentucky379
Nebraska387
Oregon393
Texas396
North Carolina424
Pennsylvania448
Florida456
Minnesota458
Tennessee490
Wisconsin506
Georgia554
Utah575
Colorado577
Alabama623
Indiana626
Oklahoma723

Even more about Ali


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ali a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ali?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2002
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ali
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,963
Letter count 3
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1944
2012 births +836

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