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Wali name meaning

First Name
983
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
547
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Wali mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Wali

User Submitted Origins

Islamic/Muslim
39%
Arabic
33%
Urdu
22%
Persian/Iranian
6%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Wali means "Friend of god".
  2. A user from Canada says the name Wali means "Friend".
  3. According to a user from Georgia, U.S., the name Wali means "Prince".
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Wiktionary

Borrowed from Arabic وَالٍ‎ (wālin).

  1. A provincial governor in certain Islamic countries.

From Arabic وَلِيّ‎ (waliyy).

  1. (Islam) A saint or prophet.

    wali was also found in the following language(s): Indonesian, Polish, Swahili, and Weri

    Notable Persons Named Wali

    Notable Persons Named Wali

    Nazeer Akbarabadi

    Nazeer Akbarabadi was a writer. Nazeer was given the name Wali Muhammad in 1735 in Delhi. He left this life in 1830.

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    Wali Muhammad Wali

    Wali Muhammad Wali was a ghazal, masnavi, qasida, and mukhammas writer. Wali was born in 1667 in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He passed away in 1707.

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    Wali of Swat

    They passed away in 1987.

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    Wali Jones

    Wali Jones is a basketball player for the Utah Stars, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, and Milwaukee Bucks. He was most prominent from 1964 to 1976. Wali was born on February 14th, 1942 in Philadelphia.

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    Wali Khan Babar

    Wali Khan Babar was a journalist. Wali was born Wali Khan Babar on April 5th, 1982. He died on January 13th, 2011.

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    Wali Shah

    Wali Shah is a speaker, spoken word poet, musician, and public speaking. He has been prominent since 2013. Wali was born on September 9th, 1994.

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    • Wali Lundy
      Football Player
    • Wali Tasar Uddin
      Entrepreneurship

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Wali

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Wali

    Wali Muhammad Wali

    Wali Muhammad Wali was a ghazal, masnavi, qasida, and mukhammas writer. Wali was born in 1667 in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He passed away in 1707.

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    Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah Wali

    Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah Wali was royalty. He holds the title The Fourth Sultan of Qutb Shahi dynasty and The FourthSultanofQutb Shahi dynasty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1550 to 1580. He left this life on June 5th, 1580.

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    Ahmad Wali

    Ahmad Wali is a classical music, ghazals, pop music, hindustani classical music, and ghazal musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to 1970. Ahmad was born Ahmad Wali in Kabul.

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    Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali

    He left this life in 1620.

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    Ahmad Shah I Wali

    He died in 1436.

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    Kameshwar C. Wali

    Kameshwar C. Wali is a in the field of theoretical physics. Kameshwar was born on October 15th, 1927 in Bijapur, Karnataka, India.

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Wali U.S.
      White 32.18% 64.26%
      African American 25.96% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 27.06% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 11.88% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.93% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Wali

    People with the last name Wali are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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    Fun Facts about the name Wali

  1. How Popular is the name Wali? Wali is the 11,020th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wali was the 40,082nd most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Wali have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 983 babies born with the first name Wali in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wali to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Wali? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Wali first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wali is Saturday, April 29th, 1893.
  5. What year had the most people named Wali born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wali was in 2016 with a total of 65 babies.
  6. Random Wali Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wali is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 1984.
  7. Weird things about the name Wali: The name spelled backwards is Ilaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Wial. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Wali? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 547 people with the last name Wali.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wali? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Wali as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  10. Wali name meaning

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