Ali

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

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic عَلِيّ(ʕaliyy, literally high, exalted), from the Arabic root ع ل ي(ʕ-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 from Arabic.
Derived terms[edit]
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.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Alistair 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.

Anagrams[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːli/, (less common) /aːˈli/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ali
  • Rhymes: -aːli

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic عَلِيّ(ʕaliyy).

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
    • 1956, “Ali Cyaankali”, in Annie M.G. Schmidt (lyrics), Cor Lemaire (music), De Familie Doorsnee[1], performed by Lia Dorana:
      Ik ben Ali Cyaankali / De gevaarlijke vrouw van Rotterdam / En kijk ik es fijn gaan / Op de Lijnbaan / Ik zet iedereen in vuur en vlam
      I am Cyanide Ali / The dangerous woman of Rotterdam / And look at me swaggering / About the Lijnbaan / I set everyone's heart on fire

Anagrams[edit]

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

A diminutive form of Finnish Aleksanteri.

Proper noun[edit]

Ali

  1. (now rare) 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
abessive Alitta Aleitta
instructive Alein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Ali (type risti)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Alini Alini
accusative nom. Alini Alini
gen. Alini
genitive Alini Alieni
partitive Aliani Alejani
inessive Alissani Aleissani
elative Alistani Aleistani
illative Aliini Aleihini
adessive Alillani Aleillani
ablative Aliltani Aleiltani
allative Alilleni Aleilleni
essive Alinani Aleinani
translative Alikseni Aleikseni
abessive Alittani Aleittani
instructive
comitative Aleineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Alisi Alisi
accusative nom. Alisi Alisi
gen. Alisi
genitive Alisi Aliesi
partitive Aliasi Alejasi
inessive Alissasi Aleissasi
elative Alistasi Aleistasi
illative Aliisi Aleihisi
adessive Alillasi Aleillasi
ablative Aliltasi Aleiltasi
allative Alillesi Aleillesi
essive Alinasi Aleinasi
translative Aliksesi Aleiksesi
abessive Alittasi Aleittasi
instructive
comitative Aleinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Alimme Alimme
accusative nom. Alimme Alimme
gen. Alimme
genitive Alimme Aliemme
partitive Aliamme Alejamme
inessive Alissamme Aleissamme
elative Alistamme Aleistamme
illative Aliimme Aleihimme
adessive Alillamme Aleillamme
ablative Aliltamme Aleiltamme
allative Alillemme Aleillemme
essive Alinamme Aleinamme
translative Aliksemme Aleiksemme
abessive Alittamme Aleittamme
instructive
comitative Aleinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Alinne Alinne
accusative nom. Alinne Alinne
gen. Alinne
genitive Alinne Alienne
partitive Alianne Alejanne
inessive Alissanne Aleissanne
elative Alistanne Aleistanne
illative Aliinne Aleihinne
adessive Alillanne Aleillanne
ablative Aliltanne Aleiltanne
allative Alillenne Aleillenne
essive Alinanne Aleinanne
translative Aliksenne Aleiksenne
abessive Alittanne Aleittanne
instructive
comitative Aleinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Alinsa Alinsa
accusative nom. Alinsa Alinsa
gen. Alinsa
genitive Alinsa Aliensa
partitive Aliaan
Aliansa
Alejaan
Alejansa
inessive Alissaan
Alissansa
Aleissaan
Aleissansa
elative Alistaan
Alistansa
Aleistaan
Aleistansa
illative Aliinsa Aleihinsa
adessive Alillaan
Alillansa
Aleillaan
Aleillansa
ablative Aliltaan
Aliltansa
Aleiltaan
Aleiltansa
allative Alilleen
Alillensa
Aleilleen
Aleillensa
essive Alinaan
Alinansa
Aleinaan
Aleinansa
translative Alikseen
Aliksensa
Aleikseen
Aleiksensa
abessive Alittaan
Alittansa
Aleittaan
Aleittansa
instructive
comitative Aleineen
Aleinensa

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic عَلِيّ(ʕaliyy) as a Muslim name.

Proper noun[edit]

Ali

  1. a male given name from Arabic, practically exclusively used by Tatars or Muslim immigrants
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
abessive Alitta Aleitta
instructive Alein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Ali (type risti)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Alini Alini
accusative nom. Alini Alini
gen. Alini
genitive Alini Alieni
partitive Aliani Alejani
inessive Alissani Aleissani
elative Alistani Aleistani
illative Aliini Aleihini
adessive Alillani Aleillani
ablative Aliltani Aleiltani
allative Alilleni Aleilleni
essive Alinani Aleinani
translative Alikseni Aleikseni
abessive Alittani Aleittani
instructive
comitative Aleineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Alisi Alisi
accusative nom. Alisi Alisi
gen. Alisi
genitive Alisi Aliesi
partitive Aliasi Alejasi
inessive Alissasi Aleissasi
elative Alistasi Aleistasi
illative Aliisi Aleihisi
adessive Alillasi Aleillasi
ablative Aliltasi Aleiltasi
allative Alillesi Aleillesi
essive Alinasi Aleinasi
translative Aliksesi Aleiksesi
abessive Alittasi Aleittasi
instructive
comitative Aleinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Alimme Alimme
accusative nom. Alimme Alimme
gen. Alimme
genitive Alimme Aliemme
partitive Aliamme Alejamme
inessive Alissamme Aleissamme
elative Alistamme Aleistamme
illative Aliimme Aleihimme
adessive Alillamme Aleillamme
ablative Aliltamme Aleiltamme
allative Alillemme Aleillemme
essive Alinamme Aleinamme
translative Aliksemme Aleiksemme
abessive Alittamme Aleittamme
instructive
comitative Aleinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Alinne Alinne
accusative nom. Alinne Alinne
gen. Alinne
genitive Alinne Alienne
partitive Alianne Alejanne
inessive Alissanne Aleissanne
elative Alistanne Aleistanne
illative Aliinne Aleihinne
adessive Alillanne Aleillanne
ablative Aliltanne Aleiltanne
allative Alillenne Aleillenne
essive Alinanne Aleinanne
translative Aliksenne Aleiksenne
abessive Alittanne Aleittanne
instructive
comitative Aleinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Alinsa Alinsa
accusative nom. Alinsa Alinsa
gen. Alinsa
genitive Alinsa Aliensa
partitive Aliaan
Aliansa
Alejaan
Alejansa
inessive Alissaan
Alissansa
Aleissaan
Aleissansa
elative Alistaan
Alistansa
Aleistaan
Aleistansa
illative Aliinsa Aleihinsa
adessive Alillaan
Alillansa
Aleillaan
Aleillansa
ablative Aliltaan
Aliltansa
Aleiltaan
Aleiltansa
allative Alilleen
Alillensa
Aleilleen
Aleillensa
essive Alinaan
Alinansa
Aleinaan
Aleinansa
translative Alikseen
Aliksensa
Aleikseen
Aleiksensa
abessive Alittaan
Alittansa
Aleittaan
Aleittansa
instructive
comitative Aleineen
Aleinensa

Statistics[edit]

  • Ali is the 274th most common male given name in Finland, belonging to 1,699 male individuals (and as a middle name to 1,396 more), and also belongs as a middle name to 620 female individuals, according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Eventually from Arabic عَلِيّ(ʕaliyy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ali m (proper noun, strong, genitive Alis)

  1. Ali (name)

Noun[edit]

Ali m (strong, 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(ʕaliyy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔà.lí/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [ʔà.lɪ́]

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(ʕaliyy).

Proper noun[edit]

Alī m sg (variously declined, genitive Alis or Alī); indeclinable, third declension

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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem, accusative singular in -im, ablative singular in ) or indeclinable noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Alī
Genitive Alis
Alī
Dative Alī
Accusative Alim
Alī
Ablative Alī
Vocative Alī

For genitive and accusative see e.g. D. Anton Friedrich Büsching, Magazin für die neue Historie und Geographie, vol. 17 (at Google Books, pages 14, 57 and 62)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician-Portuguese Ali, from Arabic عَلِيّ(ʕaliyy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ali m

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

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic عَلِيّ(ʕaliyy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ali

  1. a male given name

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish علی(Ali), from Arabic عَلِيّ(ʕaliyy).

Proper noun[edit]

Ali

  1. a male given name from Arabic