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Ali

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9k Alia (Arabic)

How popular is the baby name Ali in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 5 0 5
1924 5 0 5
1926 5 0 5
1927 7 0 7
1928 6 0 6
1930 7 0 7
1931 6 0 6
1933 6 0 6
1934 5 0 5
1936 5 0 5
1937 8 0 8
1938 7 0 7
1939 6 0 6
1940 8 0 8
1941 7 0 7
1943 8 0 8
1944 11 0 11
1945 7 0 7
1946 5 0 5
1947 6 0 6
1948 5 0 5
1949 8 0 8
1950 13 0 13
1951 9 0 9
1952 17 0 17
1953 16 0 16
1954 20 0 20
1955 17 0 17
1956 15 0 15
1957 15 0 15
1958 18 0 18
1959 25 0 25
1960 31 6 25
1961 29 0 29
1962 32 0 32
1963 35 0 35
1964 54 6 48
1965 47 0 47
1966 36 0 36
1967 38 0 38
1968 52 0 52
1969 76 8 68
1970 109 33 76
1971 244 108 136
1972 219 100 119
1973 214 100 114
1974 255 97 158
1975 226 66 160
1976 268 70 198
1977 259 64 195
1978 319 65 254
1979 396 82 314
1980 322 69 253
1981 301 66 235
1982 330 66 264
1983 316 81 235
1984 387 125 262
1985 441 159 282
1986 562 280 282
1987 565 258 307
1988 558 226 332
1989 645 261 384
1990 746 308 438
1991 723 300 423
1992 715 268 447
1993 743 301 442
1994 790 314 476
1995 805 291 514
1996 854 325 529
1997 892 303 589
1998 891 269 622
1999 896 248 648
2000 916 235 681
2001 917 202 715
2002 1,062 193 869
2003 997 188 809
2004 1,007 282 725
2005 996 238 758
2006 1,067 240 827
2007 1,025 244 781
2008 1,061 320 741
2009 1,100 283 817
2010 1,235 386 849
2011 1,187 388 799
2012 1,173 305 868
2013 1,150 249 901
2014 1,246 237 1,009
2015 1,247 188 1,059

Want to know about the popularity of the Ali baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,115 babies born with the name Ali in the United States. That's more than enough Alis to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ali" was in 2015 with a total of 1,059 babies. (That's a lot of baby Alis)

According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ali" ranks #90 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 143 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2006. Across the entire United States a total of 1,067 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Ali popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ali" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ali as well as things modernly associated with the name Ali such as celebrities named Ali.

Origin and Meaning of Ali

The name "Ali" is of Arabic origin, and it means "Noble, Sublime". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Ali Larter

Ali Larter is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to present. Ali was born in 1976 as Alison Elizabeth Larter in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.

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Ali G

Ali G is an interviewer, singer, rapper, and junglist. Ali was born in 1971.

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Ali MacGraw

Ali MacGraw is an actress, model, author, and animal rights activist. Ali was born in 1938 as Elizabeth Alice MacGraw in Pound Ridge, New York, U.S.

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Ali Landry

Ali Landry is a pageant titleholder. Ali was born in 1973 as Ali Germaine Landry in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States.

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Ali B

Ali B is a rapper, singer, and songwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Ali was born in 1981 as Ali Bouali in Zaanstad, Netherlands.

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Ali Daei

Ali Daei is a football biography. Ali was born in 1969 in Ardabil, Iran.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ali

Ali Krieger
Ali A
Ali Baba
Ali Bomaye
Ali Fedotowsky
Ali Wentworth

Alternative Meanings

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

I is for interest, you show in others.

Your name in reverse order is "Ila". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ali". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ali born Mar 2, 1959

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1825. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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