"This is my son, Sharif, and I am Ali"
The name Sharif is a common Arabic name, sometimes used as a title given to the protector of a tribe or lands. As a first name, its meanings
include ‘noble’, ‘honoured’ and ‘virtuous’.
Ali, another male Arabic name, also means ‘noble’ or ‘high’. Its Islamic use traces back to Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin of the Prophet Muhammed.