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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

Fun Facts about the name Ali

  • How many people with the first name Ali have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,115 babies born with the first name Ali in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ali to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ali? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ali first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ali is Wednesday, October 21st, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Ali born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ali was in 2015 with a total of 1,059 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ali!
  • Random Ali Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ali ranks 94th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 133 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Ali: Your name in reverse order is Ila. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lai. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Ali as a first name

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Popularity of Ali as a last name

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Common last names for Ali

  • Mohamed
  • Ahmed
  • Hassan
  • Saleh
  • Khan
  • Ahmad
  • Abdullah
  • Ibrahim
  • Mohammed
  • Abdi

Common first names for Ali

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.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects
  2. United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)

From Arabic عَلِيّ (ʿaliyy, literally “high, exalted”), from the Arabic root ع ل ي (ʿ-l-y).

  1. A male given name.
  2. The Muslim caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib, considered by Shias to be Muhammad's successor.
  3. A surname found among Muslims.

    Ali was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Finnish, Portuguese, Swahili, and Turkish

    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

    Ais for aptitudes, your special capabilities shine

    Lis for lively, your life is full of energy!

    Iis for immaculate, keeping it tidy

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