Ali

Ali - A very unique female name



  Mar 30,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ali, meaning exalted, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1970 on position #1950. 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 girl name Ali was given to 254 baby girls in 2012, ranking #865 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,564 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ali peaked in popularity 31 years ago in 1986 on position 661.



Famous with this name

Ali Larter
Mahershala Ali
Ali Arjmand


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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 Louisiana at position #327 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,243.

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 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.

Aaliyah / Allie / Aliyah / Ayla / Aleah / Ally / Aliya / Alia / Alayah / Alaya /

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
2012865
2011713
2010718
2009967
2008868
20071067
20061100
20051062
2004876
20031191
20021058
20011052
2000942
1999900
1998799
1997713
1996695
1995709
1994668
1993706
1992791
1991701
1990709
1989755
1988839
1987741
1986661
19851132
19841198
19831981
19822132
19812026
19801788
19791512
19782063
19771987
19762008
19751614
19741252
19731177
19721131
19711157
19701950

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana327
Utah355
Missouri417
Tennessee425
Idaho426
Kentucky514
Mississippi590
Indiana597
Michigan600
Iowa628
Pennsylvania630
Washington637
Ohio640
Alabama704
North Carolina716
Wisconsin798
Colorado876
Minnesota937
Texas960
Illinois1071
Georgia1152
California1297
Florida1543
New York2243

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 female 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
1986
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ali
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,564
Letter count 3
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1970
2012 births +254

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