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

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Shortening.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

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.

StatisticsEdit

  • 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.

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

Proper nounEdit

Ali m

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

Etymology 2Edit

From Adelheid.

Proper nounEdit

Ali f

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

AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Ali

  1. A male given name.

DeclensionEdit

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

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Eventually from Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ali m (genitive Alis)

  1. Ali (name)

NounEdit

Ali m (genitive Alis, plural Alis)

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

Usage notesEdit

  • 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 alsoEdit


HausaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

Proper nounEdit

Àli m

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

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

Proper nounEdit

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

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

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension (Al- + i-declension forms); often also used as indeclinable.

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

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ali m

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

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

Proper nounEdit

Ali

  1. A male given name.

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic عَلِيّ(ʿaliyy).

Proper nounEdit

Ali

  1. A male given name from Arabic.