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The ALI surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 36,079 876 0.013 134
United States (1880 census) 11 86724 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +36068 +85848 +0.013 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 2,092 772 0.013 128
United Kingdom 32,518 146 0.071 708
Top States for ALI by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 6,067 226 0.032 320
California 3,962 801 0.012 117
Texas 3,912 641 0.019 188
Florida 2,658 746 0.017 166
Illinois 2,382 466 0.019 192
Top States for ALI by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 6,067 226 0.032 320
Minnesota 1,520 257 0.031 309
New Jersey 2,313 300 0.027 275
Washington DC 139 419 0.024 243
Virginia 1,390 611 0.020 196


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called ALI live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called ALI represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called ALI in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a ALI by picking someone at random in New York than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of ALI

Region of origin: Middle East

Country of origin: Turkey

Religious origin: Muslim

Ethnic distribution of ALI in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 209 0.58
Asian/Pacific 15,117 41.9
Black/African American 7,876 21.83
Mixed Race 6,310 17.49
White (Caucasian) 5,502 15.25
White (Hispanic) 1,064 2.95

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the ALI surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of ALI in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of ALI.

Similar names to ALI

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALI.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for ALI

The following words are slight variants of ALI that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.