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Meaning and Origin of: Wali

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Place name: United Kingdom

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic walī ‘lord’, ‘guardian’, ‘protector’, ‘saint’, or ‘friend’, often interpreted as a short form of Walī Allāh ‘friend of God’, an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Indian (Kashmir) : Hindu (Brahman) name, probably ulitmately derived from Arabic walī ‘lord’ (see 1).
  • Indian (Karnataka) : Hindu (Lingayat) name of unknown meaning.