"supreme, exalted"

Ali Origin and Meaning

The name Ali is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "supreme, exalted".

This is one of the ninety-nine attributes of Allah, deemed by Muhammad to be a recommended name for a male child. In this country, it's been primarily associated with boxing immortal Muhammad Ali, known as "the greatest." But Ali is also one of the most popular unisex names for both boys and girls.

# 309 in the US

Ali Rank in US Top 1000

Ali Popularity

Famous People Named Ali

  • Ali VelshiCanadian TV journalist
  • Alicousin and son,in,law of the Prophet Muhammad
  • Ali Hosseini Khamenei2nd Supreme Leader of Iran
  • Ali JonesAmerican rapper
  • Ali Shaheed MuhammadAmerican rapper of A Tribe Called Quest
  • Ali BoulalaSwedish pro skateboarder
  • Ali BoualiDutch rapper
  • Alexander "Ali" MarpetAmerican NFL player
  • AliA, stage name of Alastair Aiken, British YouTuber
  • Ali ShahalomBritish YouTuber and comedian
  • Ali Bongostage name of William Oliver Wallace, English comedy magician
  • Ali Bstage name of Alistair Bennett, British DJ
  • Ali Mohammad ZafarPakistani singer,songwriter, model, actor, and painter
  • Big AliAmerican rapper
  • Muhammad AliAmerican boxer
  • Brother Alistage name of Jason "Ali" Douglas Newman, American Rapper
  • Mahershala Ali (Gilmore)American actor

Ali in Pop Culture

  • Ali Babamain character in "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"
  • Ali G aka Alistair Leslie Grahamcharacter created by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Sherif Ali ibn el Kharishcharacter in "Lawrence of Arabia"
  • Prince Ali AbabwaAladdin's alias in the animated Disney movie "Aladdin"
  • Ali AlSaachez, character in the anime "Gundam 00"