Sanskrit boy name Bali (बली) literally means powerful and strong. It also means gift and worship or offering.
Rig Veda (ऋग् वेद) has used Bali (बली) in their works to refer tribute, offering, gift, oblation. Bali is referred in Brahmana (ब्राह्मण), Manu Smrti and Mahabharata in which this word means tax, impost, royal revenue.
Bali finds reference in Monier Williams' Sanskrit-English Dictionary with meaning a victim offered to goddess Durga. Bali finds mention in the Puranas (पुराण s) where Bali is the name of Lord Indra in the 8th Manv-Antar (मन्व्-अन्तर) and an incarnation of Shiva as a hermit.
Bali finds mention in the Mahabharata where Bali is the name of an emperor of the asuras who was the son of Virocana, the grandson of Prahlada and was defeated by Visnu in his Vamana or dwarf incarnation. Bali finds mention in Mahadevi Bhagavata where Bali is the name of a king of the Yadavas who was the son of Krtavarman and the husband of Karumati the daughter of Krishna.
Bali (Sanskrit बली) is another name of Lord Ganesha in the form of powerfully strong and sturdy like an elephant. Reference of Bali is also found in thousand names of Shiva where Lord Shiva is Bali as god with great divine power and strength.
As per USA popularity, Bali is a popular name in the USA. Bali is in trend since 1995, where Bali was used by average 6 people per year as the name of their kids. Bali is a somewhat popular name in India Bali is used by 235 people in India as per social media records.
Name Bali is short, sweet and unique. Bali is a Sanskrit name with good meaning. It has variously been used to refer to a number of mythological figures, including Ganesh and Shiva in Hinduism.
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