are used in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Thailand.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AINI عينى f Indonesian, Malay
Means "my eye" or "my spring" from Arabic عَيْن (ʿayn)
meaning "eye" or "spring".
AMIRUL أميرول m Malay, Bengali
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with أمير ال (ʾamīr al)
meaning "prince of the, commander of the" (such as Amirullah
ATHIRAH عطيرة f Malay
Derived from Arabic عَطِر (ʿaṭir)
meaning "fragrant, sweet-smelling".
AZAN اذان m Malay, Indonesian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أَذَان (ʾadhan)
which refers to the Islamic call to prayer, called adhan
. The word itself is derived from أَذِنَ (ʾaḏina)
"to listen" or أُذُن (ʾuḏun)
AZMAN اﺯﻣﺎن, عزمن m Malay
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Arabic أَزْمَان (ʾazmān)
meaning "times, periods, ages", the plural of زَمَن (zaman)
AZWAN ازوان m Malay
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
BONGSU m & f Malay
Means "the youngest" in Malay, used for the last born child.
DEMANG m Malay
It means "chief" in both Malay and Indonesian.
DIYANAH ديانه f Malay
Derived from Arabic دِيَانَة (diyāna)
meaning "religion, creed".
EFFENDI ايفيندي m Indonesian, Malay
From the Ottoman Turkish title افندي (efendi)
meaning "lord, master, sir", ultimately from Greek αφέντης (aféntis)
"master, ruler, prince".
EZLYNN f Sinhalese (Rare), Malaysian (Rare)
A famous bearer is Ezlynn Deraniyagala (1908-1973), the first female barrister of Sri Lanka, who was also a founding member of the country's feminist movement.
FADZIL فاضل, فاذل m Malay
Derived from Arabic فَاضِل (fāḍil)
meaning "worthy, virtuous, good".
FAHMI فهمى m Indonesian, Malay
Means "my understanding" from Arabic فَهْم (fahm)
FITRI فطري f & m Indonesian, Malay
Means "pure, natural" in Indonesian and Malay, ultimately from Arabic فِطْرِيّ (fiṭriyy)
. This name is solely feminine in Indonesia and unisex in Malaysia.
GHAZALI غزالي m Malay
From the name of Al-Ghazali, a Sunni Muslim philosopher and theologian.
HALIMAH حاليمه f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of HALIMA
as well as the usual Malay and Indonesian form. A notable bearer is Halimah binti Yacob (1954-), the current president of Singapore.
HAMDAN همدان m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Means "the praised one" in Arabic. A famous bearer is (Sheikh) Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai (1982-).
HANAFI حنفي m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
From the name of one of the four schools of thought (madhhab) in Sunni Islam, which is derived from the name of its founder, Abu Hanifa.
HIDAYAH هدايه f & m Indonesian, Malay
From Arabic هِدَايَة (hidāya)
meaning "guidance". It is sometimes used as a masculine name in Indonesia.
HILMI حلمي m Arabic, Turkish, Malay, Indonesian
Means "my dream" or "enduring", from Arabic حُلْم (ḥulm)
"dream, wish" or حِلْم (ḥilm)
"forbearance, tolerance, endurance".
IRWAN ايروان m Indonesian, Malay
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of IRWIN
or from Indonesian and Malay nirwana
meaning "heaven, enlightenment, nirvana".
ISNIN اثنين m Malay, Indonesian
Means "Monday" in Malay, ultimately from Arabic الِاثْنَيْنِ (al-iṯnayni)
IZZAH اززه f Malay
Derived from Arabic عزّ (ʿizz)
meaning "glory, power".
IZZAT عزت m Arabic, Malay
Derived from Arabic عزّ (‘izz)
meaning "glory, power" or "honor, majesty".
JAHIZAH جاهيزه f Malay
Derived from Arabic جَاهِز (jāhiz)
meaning "ready, prepared".
JATI m Malay
It means "teak" in Malay. Teak wood is strong and thus symbolises a powerful man.
JOHARI جوهري m Malay
Derived from Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar)
meaning "jewels, gems, precious stones" (of Persian origin).
JUWITA جوويت f Indonesian, Malay
Means "woman, girl" derived from Indonesian and Malay wanita
meaning "woman, lady".
KAMARIAH قمرية f Malay
Derived from Arabic قَمَرِيّ (qamariyy)
meaning "lunar, moon-like", ultimately from قَمَر (qamar)
KAMARUZAMAN قمر الزمان m Malay
Means "moon of time", from Arabic قَمَر (qamar)
meaning "moon" combined with زَمَان (zamān)
KHAIRUL خيرول m Malay, Indonesian, Bengali
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with خير ال (ḵayr al)
meaning "goodness of" (such as خير الله (Khayr Allah)
"goodness of Allah").
KHALIFAH خليفه m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic variant transcription and Indonesian and Malay form of KHALIFA
, also occasionally used as a feminine name in Indonesia and Malaysia.
LIYANA ليانا f Malay
Derived from Arabic لَيِّن (layyin)
meaning "soft, tender, delicate".
LUQMAN لقمان m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Urdu
From the name of the 31st surah (chapter) of the Qur'an, which was named after a figure who was mentioned several times in Islamic scripture. His name has been theorised to mean "wise" (possibly in reference to his position as a wise man or sage), though it may actually have Sanskrit roots with similar origins to the names LAKSHMANA
MAHATHIR محاضر, محضير m Malay, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit महा (maha)
meaning "great" combined with धीर (dhīra)
meaning "steady, firm, brave" or Persian تیر (tir)
meaning "arrow" (through Hindi तीर (tīr)
MAHSURI مهسوري f Malay, Folklore
From Malay maha
meaning "great" and suri
meaning "queen". This is the name of a legendary woman from the Malaysian island of Langkawi who was executed for adultery.
MAIZAH ماءيزه f Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic مَيْز (mayz)
meaning "distinguish, discern (between right and wrong)".
MALIKI مالكي m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Variant of MALIK (1)
. This is also the name of one of the madhhabs
(schools of jurisprudence) of Sunni Islam named after its founder, Malik ibn Anas.