What are proper names that could be used with NN Ali?

We like the idea of calling baby girl Ali but don't like Alison or Alice. Any good ideas?


January 16, 2013 10:00 PM

My cousin has several friends named Alexandra who are called Ali/Ally. (She is 20 years old and has at least four close friends named Ali/Allie/Ally.)

January 16, 2013 10:21 PM

I was also going to suggest Alexandra. There is also Alexia, Alexa and Alexandria as variants.

HOw about Alix? I believe it's tha Catalan version of Alice.

I also know an Alicia, Alyssa and Alleesha that go by Allee/Ali. Any of those family of names works.

Alana could also be shortened to Ali.

For something a bit different how about Allegra?

January 17, 2013 5:19 PM

You could also use names with the "ali" sound in the middle, like Calista, Calliope, or Dahlia.

January 17, 2013 8:49 PM

I've sometimes been called Ali, so I'll suggest my name-Alissa (sounds like Alyssa).  

However, I'd suggest another spelling like Allie, Ally, etc.  I've sometimes had problems using Ali as people often assume it's the Muslim male name when they see it written.

January 17, 2013 9:50 PM

Althea, Alethea, Alanis, Alba, Alberta, Albertine, Albina, Alfreda, Aline, Alma, Almira, Alta.  Also the Modern Israeli Hebrew names: Aliya(h), Aliza, and Alona.

January 18, 2013 6:53 AM

Adelaide, Adeline, Adalyn etc?  Not quite so intuitive, but still do-able, I think.

January 18, 2013 10:15 AM

I'll suggest Alyssa again. That's my name and while I normally go by my full name, I have a few friends and family members that shorten it to "Al" or "Aly" at times. And I do know one other Alyssa that goes by "Aly" all the time.

January 18, 2013 7:02 PM

my niece is named alezaye we call her ali

March 3, 2013 1:44 PM

I wanted to do Ali for my daughter named Natalie but it didn't stick. I would recommend something more intiuitive. Alyssa seems to be the best but there is also Aliya, Alexandra, Alexis (the last two probably end up as Lexi as well though). 

March 28, 2013 10:29 PM


April 5, 2013 9:20 AM

Alice, Allegra, Alexa