[ 2 syll. ma-li, mal-i ] The baby boy name Mali is also used as a girl name. It is pronounced as Maa-LIY- or MAEL-iy- †. The origin of Mali is the Sanskrit language. The name's meaning is a ruler; the firstborn son.
Mali is a rarely used baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Mali: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)"