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What does Bali mean?

Bali Pronunciation of Bali [bali] as a girls' name is of Old English derivation, and the name Bali means "berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification". Bali is a version of Bailey (Old English): occupational name.

Associated with: old english, berry (tree).


Bali has 15 variants: Bailee, Bailei, Baileigh, Bailie, Bailley, Baillie, Bailly, Baily, Baleigh, Bayla, Baylee, Bayleigh, Bayley, Baylie and Bayly.

Creative forms:
(female) Belli, Boli, ..

(male) Babir, Bamin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bali Kristin (B.K.), ..

How popular is Bali?

Bali is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#33563 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Bali (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Bailey (#108 last year), Baylee (#406), Bailee (#552), Bayleigh (#1066), Bayley, Baylie, Baily, Baileigh, Bailie and Baleigh. Adoption of these relations of Bali was common among parents in 1998 (adoption of 0.4%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.3%, 38%). Baylee and Bailee are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bailee, Baileigh, Bailey, Bailie, Baily in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baleigh, Baylee, Bayleigh, Bayley, Baylie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bailey outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bali is alike in pronunciation to Baila, Belia, Bella, Beula, Beyla, Bilee, Billa, Billi, Billie, Billy, Bulah and Byla. Other suggested similar names are Adali, Aili, Ali, Alli, Bab, Baba, Babb, Babe, Babs, Badr, Baja, Bama, Bambi, Bao, Bara, Barbi, Bari, Barri, Basia, Bat, Bay, Beki, Bel, Bell, Bibi, Bobi, Bradi, Brani, Brei, Bri, Cali, Calli, Carli, Cili, Eli, Elli, Emali, Hali, Halli, Harli, Ili, Joli, Juli, Kaeli, Kahli, Kaili, Kali, Kalli, Karli, Kayli, Kyli, Lali, Lili, Magli, Mali, Orali, Orli, Pali, Pauli, Poli, Salli, Tali and Ulli. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bali.

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