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The baby name Alli is often considered a nickname for Alice or Allison, but it's becoming a popular given name in its own right. While it's more common for girls, it's also common for boys in certain cultures. Alli has several alternative spellings, many of which are more well-known than this version. It sounds great with one-syllable middle names.

Meaning of the name Alli:

German: Noble
Arabic: Greatest

Origin of the name Alli:

Alli is typically a girls' name that is derived from Alice or Allison. Alice is a German name that means “noble,” and Allison means “son of Alice.” In some Arabic cultures, Alli may also be a boys' name that means “greatest.”

Symbolism of the name Alli:

Whether you choose Alli as an Arabic name or one with German origins, both have similar meanings. New parents may choose the name because they see their new baby as the greatest or best.

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Gender of the name Alli:

Alli is a unisex name, though it's more common for girls

Pronunciation of the name Alli:


Number of syllables in the name Alli:


Emotion evoked from the name Alli:

The baby name Alli evokes images of someone who is athletic and works hard to achieve their goals.

Alternative spellings for the name Alli:

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Popularity of the name Alli:

According to the Social Security Administration, Alli has never been a top 1,000 baby name in the United States.

Related names for the name Alli:

Great middle names for Alli and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Alli:

  • Alli Mauzey (actress)
  • Alli Nissinen (teacher and politician)
  • Alli Owens (race car driver)
  • Alli Webb (author)
  • Alli Abrew (football player)
  • Alli N'Dri (soccer player)
  • Alli Sims (socialite)

Allis in popular culture:

  • Alli Bhandari (character on the TV show “Degrassi: The Next Generation”)
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