Fun Facts about Balinese Name


Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018



Have you wonder, why bali name have title “ putu “, “ made “, “ ida ayu “, and else ?. have you wondering what meaning of that ? I bet there are lot of question in your head. So here the fun fact of bali name :

Count in birth

For first born child they got “ putu/wayan “ infront of their name , it’s mean the older, “ made / gede “ mean for the middle, “ nyoman/ komang“ mean for the last. when they parent got extra bonus ? They put in “ ketut “ mean for the little one

Ni or I

Have ever check bali people ID card ? You corious about “ NI “ or “ I “ in front their name, right ? That word to identify the gender “ Ni “ for girl and “ I “ for boy

4 stair of Kasta

In Bali, they have as kasta system like in india, it’s refer to what kind class/job they have. And the title will be different, like “ sudra “ ( common people ) will have “ putu “, “ made “, etc. “Waisya “( seller ) “ ngakan “, “ kompyang “ “ sang “. “ Ksatrya “ ( nobel ) “ anak agung, gusti, and last “ Brahmana “ ( clergy ) “ ida bagus ( boy ) “, “ ida ayu ( girl )

Easy name, easy call

In old time bali parent is so easy giving her child name. Depend with what they look, they feel, date of birth or else. Like “ I made kopi ( coffee ) “ or “ ni nyoman purnama ( fullmoon ) “

Well. That few thing about bali name, classic and unique. that make them so easy to reorganize if they are balinese. If you want to find another unique thing about bali so join up with Bali Sunday Morning tour package “ tuntun you to create meaningful journey “

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