Noble, Exalted






Emily P. Contributor

Ali is an interesting choice, since it's a name we hear more and more frequently for people.

As a dog name, Ali carries quite a punch! It's short, sweet, and packs a wallop, just like the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.

This name is perfect for a pooch with a playful personality and a bit of a feisty side, which we see time and time again with pups.

Plus, let's not forget that it's of Arabic origin, meaning "exalted, noble,", so it's ideal for a dog with a regal bearing.

I also can't help but think of Aladdin's Ali, a real "diamond in the rough" - which makes this name pretty perfect for a rescue dog. So, if your pup floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee, Ali could be the perfect name!

Traits associated with the name Ali:

Dogs named Ali tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Ali?

That you have a strong appreciation for classic names and may have a fondness for the boxer Muhammad Ali.

Is Ali a good dog name?

Ali has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Ali is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Ali is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Ali outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Ali was, in the past month, the 736th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Ali is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Ali was viewed 0 times, and liked 6 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Ali's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Ali is most adored in Ohio, Colorado and Texas.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in District of Columbia, Maine and New Jersey.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Ali.

Most popular breeds named Ali:

  1. Boxer
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Chihuahua
  5. American Pitbull Terrier

Ali is found in these categories:

british dog names

Common in British Muslim communities, popularized by boxer Muhammad Ali.

old fashioned dog names

Harkens back to boxing legend Muhammad Ali's heyday in the 60s.

posh dog names

Derived from Arabic royalty, it exudes elegance and sophistication.

scottish dog names

No direct connection between "Ali" and Scottish culture or language exists.

disney dog names

Aladdin's magic carpet rides inspired this enchanting canine moniker.

cute dog names

Evokes playful charm, referencing boxing legend's charisma and endearing personality.

Dog names like Ali:

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Whales - blessed reconciliation
Ali dog name meaning

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