Ali

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See also: ali, áli, alî, Alì, ali-, and -ali

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ali (plural Alis)

  1. A male given name from Arabic.
  2. The Muslim caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib, considered by Shias to be Muhammad's successor.
  3. A surname.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ali (plural Alis)

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Alison or of its variants.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Ali is the 559th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 60,002 individuals. Ali is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (42.91%), Black (30.71%) and White (17.33%) individuals.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aːli/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ali
  • Rhymes: -aːli

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

Proper noun[edit]

Ali m

  1. A male given name from Arabic, equivalent to English Ali.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Adelheid.

Proper noun[edit]

Ali f

  1. A female given name, most common in the mid-twentieth century.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy) as a Muslim name. Also a rare diminutive form of Finnish Aleksanteri.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑli/, [ˈɑli]
  • Rhymes: -ɑli
  • Syllabification: A‧li

Proper noun[edit]

Ali

  1. A male given name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Ali (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Ali Alit
genitive Alin Alien
partitive Alia Aleja
illative Aliin Aleihin
singular plural
nominative Ali Alit
accusative nom. Ali Alit
gen. Alin
genitive Alin Alien
partitive Alia Aleja
inessive Alissa Aleissa
elative Alista Aleista
illative Aliin Aleihin
adessive Alilla Aleilla
ablative Alilta Aleilta
allative Alille Aleille
essive Alina Aleina
translative Aliksi Aleiksi
instructive Alein
abessive Alitta Aleitta
comitative Aleineen
Possessive forms of Ali (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Alini Alimme
2nd person Alisi Alinne
3rd person Alinsa

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Eventually from Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ali m (genitive Alis)

  1. Ali (name)

Noun[edit]

Ali m (genitive Alis, plural Alis)

  1. (informal, usually derogatory) a Muslim, especially Turkish, immigrant (or descendant of immigrants)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The use of Ali as a placeholder name for an average Muslim immigrant is not necessarily pejorative, but the use as a common noun (as in irgendein Ali, die Alis) usually is.

See also[edit]


Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

Proper noun[edit]

Àli m

  1. Ali (son-in-law of Muhammad)
  2. A male given name, equivalent to English Ali.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

Proper noun[edit]

Ali m (genitive Alis); third declension or indecl.

  1. Ali (son-in-law of Muhammad)
  2. A male given name, equivalent to English Ali.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension irregular noun; often also used as indeclinable.

Case Singular
nominative Ali
genitive Alis
dative Ali
accusative Alim
ablative Ali
vocative Ali

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese Ali, from Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ali m

  1. A male given name from Arabic, equivalent to English Ali.

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

Proper noun[edit]

Ali

  1. A male given name.

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

Proper noun[edit]

Ali

  1. A male given name from Arabic.