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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Ali

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Ali in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Ali:

  • Records indicate that 19,861 boys in the United States have been named Ali since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2002, when 865 people in the U.S. were given the name Ali. Those people are now 18 years old.

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    Comments about the name Ali

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      7 Positive Comments

  • ""?It is also mean Gods lion in a Muslim world. It is beautiful We are thinking to give our new born baby boy this name.?Mar. 1, 2020? it doesn?t mean God?s lion, Ali the cousin of Muhammad (saws) have Ali the title of Asad Allah for his achievements. Ali is a powerful name found around the world and in many different cultures. In Hawaii the nobility there receive the title of ?Ali?" Sep. 6, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Given the history and roots of the name Ali, to name a girl Ali is absurd." Mar. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my brothers name, and yea its of arabic origin. Definately NOT a girls name. I think its a very good and respectable name because of its noble origin and meaning. people, if you want to name your daughter Ali spell it Alley, even though it sounds masculine and has a serious history and meaning. If you want to RESPECT the name, name your daughters Aaliyah or Aliyah whichever." Apr. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ali is my brother's name. The origin of this name is arabic. I love this name and it's meaning. By the way, calling a girl by the name of Ali seems weird to me, because of it's origin and meaning." Mar. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a buddy who's in kindergarten n she's actually a girl. And i think the name is really pretty." Oct. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ali is my husband's name, and it means "noble man". The name is of Arabic origins, and the name itself is a masculine adjective, so it always surprises me when a girl is named "Ali", because the feminine version of Ali is "Aliyah" but Ali is not a girl's name. Most people pronounce it almost correctly "a-lee" with a short "a". I love this name, and there are several people we know who are also named Ali. And from celebrities there is Mohammed Ali Clay." Jul. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Gorgeous name! Very common. Usually mispronounced as "alley" but it is supposed to be al-EEE, with an emphasis on the second syllable." Jul. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My really name is Alexandria and this is what i use as a nickname. I think it's a good name for boys and girls, depending on how you pronounce it. I prefer it to be said like "alley" instead of like "Muhammad Ali" due to me being a girl." Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "It is also mean Gods lion in a Muslim world. It is beautiful We are thinking to give our new born baby boy this name." Mar. 1, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "You can never ever call a girl Ali. It's a male name and very it's masculine which obviously is an Arabic MALE name." Feb. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a very famous and common Arabic name. Unfortunately the first letter of the name does not exist in the English alphabet, hence foreigners to the Arabic language have difficulty pronouncing it. So phonetically translated it would be closest to Ali. Lastly, this is not a girl's name, and can never be a girl's name. Do not confuse it with other unrelated non-Arabic names, such as Alley, Aliyah, and others." Aug. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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