Name: Ali

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ali

  • Meaning:
    Noble, sublime, elevated, exalted
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (ah LEE)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Ali)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ali

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  • Used in:
    African, Arabic and English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Ali ibn Abi Talib was the first male convert to Islam, and is considered by Shia Muslims to be the first Imam. To Sunni Muslims, he is the fourth Rashidun or Rightly Guided Caliph. He married Muhammed's daughter Fatima.

    The name is borne by the current Supreme leader of Iran: Ali Khamenei.

    In English use, it can be used as a variant of Ally and so as a nickname of names beginning with the 'Al' sound.

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