- Arabic: Greatest, Lion of God; a variant of Allah, one of the attributes of God. Storybook hero Ali Baba was the main protagonist in A Thousand and One Nights: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Boxing champion Muhammad Ali (né Cassius Marcellus Clay) was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace by Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Viceroy and Ruler of Egypt, Mohamed Ali (1769-1849), was an Albanian born in Kavala. He founded the Mohammed Ali Pasha Dynasty and is sometimes alluded to as the founder of modern Egypt.