Malay Submitted Names

Malay names are used in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and Thailand.
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ABDUL HADImArabic, Malay
Means "servant of the guide" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" and هادي (hādi) "guide, leader".
ADHAMmArabic, Malay
Means "dark, black" in Arabic.
ADILAHfMalay
Malay form of Adila.
ADLANmChechen, Malay
Derived from Arabic عَدَلَ (ʿadala) meaning "to act justly" or "justice, fairness".
AFFENDImMalay
Malay variant of Effendi.
AFFENDYmMalay
Variant transcription of Affendi.
AISYm & fIndonesian, Malaysian
Possibly a diminutive of AISYAH or QURAISY
AMEERAHfMalay, Arabic
Variant transcription of Amirah.
ANISAHfIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Anisa.
ARIEFmMalay
Malay form of Arif.
ARIFFmMalay
Malay form of Arif.
ASYRAFmMalay
Malay form of Ashraf.
AWANGmMalay
Means "eldest son" in Malay.
AZANmMalay, Indonesian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أَذَان‎ (ʾadhan) which refers to the Islamic call to prayer, called adhan or azan. The word itself is derived from أَذِنَ (ʾaḏina) "to listen" or أُذُن (ʾuḏun) "ear".
AZIMmArabic, Malay, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Persian
Means "magnificent, great, powerful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition العظيم (al-Adhim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
AZIMAfIndonesian, Malay
Feminine form of Azim.
AZIZAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Aziza.
AZIZULmMalay, Bengali (Muslim), Indonesian
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عزيز ال (Aziz al) meaning "dear to" or "darling to" (such as Aziz Allah meaning "dear to Allah").
AZLANmMalay
Malay form of Aslan.
AZMANmMalay
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Arabic أَزْمَان (ʾazmān) meaning "times, periods, ages", the plural of زَمَن (zaman).
AZMImArabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic عَزْم (ʿazm) meaning "resolution, resolve, determination".
AZWANmMalay
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
BAHIRAHfMalaysian (Rare)
Variant of Bahira used in Malaysia.
BAKHTIARmPersian, Urdu, Indonesian, Malay, Bengali
Derived from Persian بختیار (baxtiâr) meaning "auspicious, lucky".
BERAHIMmMalay
Malay variant of Ibrahim.
BONGSUm & fMalay
Means "the youngest" in Malay, used for the last born child.
DANANGmMalay
No one knows this name means, but this was the name of the Bendahara (Grand Vizier) of the royal Court of Johor Sultanate who lived between the 16th and 17th centuries.
DANIALmMalay, Persian, Urdu, English (Modern)
Malay, Persian, and Urdu form of Danyal and English variant of Daniel.
DAYANGfMalay
Means "young lady, lady-in-waiting" in Malay.
DELIMAfMalay, Indonesian
From Malay delima meaning "pomegranate".
DEMANGmMalay
It means "chief" in both Malay and Indonesian.
DILAHfIndonesian, Malaysian
Possibly a variant of Dila.
DILLAHfIndonesian, Malaysian
Possibly a variant of Dilla.
DIYANAHfMalay, Muslim
Religion, divinity
DUMADImMalay
Means "becoming" in Malay.
DZULKARNAINmMalay
Variant transcription of Dhul Qarnayn.
DZULKEFLYmMalay
Variant transcription of Zulkifli.
DZULKIFLImMalay
Malay form of Zulkifli.
EMBUNfMalay
Malay feminine name derived from the word embun meaning "dew".
EMILIZAfFilipino (Rare), Malaysian (Rare)
Apparently a blend of names such as Emilia and Eliza, perhaps in some cases formed from the names of the bearer's parents (e.g. Emil and Flordeliza). See also Emelisse.
FADHILAHf & mIndonesian, Malay
Variant transcription of Fadhila, also used as a masculine name.
FADILAHf & mIndonesian, Malay
Variant transcription of Fadila or Fadil.
FADZILAHf & mMalay
Malay form of Fadhila and Fadhil.
FAIRUZAHfMalaysian (Rare), Indonesian (Rare)
Rare Malaysian and Indonesian variant of Firuzeh.
FAJARm & fIndonesian, Malay
Derived from Arabic فَجْر (fajr) meaning "dawn, daybreak". In Indonesia, it is exclusively a masculine name, while it is primarily masculine and occasionally feminine in Malaysia.
FARIHAHfMuslim, Malaysian
Variant transcription of Fariha.
FAUZImIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Fawzi.
FAUZIAHfMalay, Indonesian, Javanese
Malay, Indonesian, and Javanese form of Fawziyya.
GINm & fJapanese, Chinese (Hakka), Malaysian
A variant of Chin in Chinese, the use of the name in Singapore and Malaysia is likely based on the Chinese name.... [more]
HABIBAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Habiba.
HAFIZAfMalaysian, Pakistani, Arabic (Rare)
Variant transcription of Hafizah.
HAFIZAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian feminine form of Hafiz.
HAKIMAHfMalay
Malay form of Hakima.
HALIMAHfMalay, Muslim
Malay variant of Halima. A notable bearer is Halimah binti Yacob (1954-), the first female President of Singapore.
HAMIDAHfIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Hamida.
HAMZAHmIndonesian, Malay, Arabic
Indonesian and Malay form as well as an Arabic variant transcription of Hamza.
HASBULLAHmMalay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic حَسَب (ḥasab) meaning "measure, extent, degree" combined with Allah.
HAWARImArabic, Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Arabic حَوَارِيّ‏ (ḥawāriyy) meaning "apostle, follower, supporter".
HELMImArabic (Maghrebi), Malay, Indonesian
Variant transcription of Helmy.
HIJAUm & fMalay
Means "green, verdant" in Malay.
HISYAMmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Hisham.
HUSNIYAHfIndonesian, Malaysian, Muslim
Variant of Husniya used in Indonesia and Malaysia.
IDERISmMalay
Malay form of Idris (1).
ISHAKmArabic, Malay, Indonesian
Arabic form of Isaac.
ISNINmMalay
Means "Monday" in Malay.
IZZAHfMalay
Most likely derived from Arabic عزّ (ʿizz) meaning "glory, power".
JALILAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Malaysian form and variant of Jalila.
JAMALUDDINmIndonesian, Malay, Urdu
Indonesian, Malay, and Urdu form of Jamal ad-Din.
JAMALUDINmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Jamal-ud-Din.
JATImMalay
It means "teak" in Malay. Teak wood is strong and thus symbolises a powerful man.
JUNAIDAHfMalay
Malay feminine form of Junayd.
KAMARUDDINmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Qamar ud-Din.
KEMBANGfMalay
Means "flower" in Malay.
KHAIRUNNISAfIndonesian, Malay
Means "best of women", from Arabic خير (khair) "good" and نِسَاء (nisa) "women" (see Nisa). This is an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad's wife Khadija. It was borne by Khair-un-Nissa Begum, the Hyderabadi wife of James Achilles Kirkpatrick (1764-1805), British Resident at Hyderabad from 1798 to 1805.
KHALIDAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Malaysian form and variant of Khalida.
KHALIFAHm & fArabic, Indonesian, Malaysian
Variant and feminine form of Khalifa also used in Malaysia and Indonesia.
KUNTUMfMalay (Rare), Indonesian (Rare)
Means "flower bud, petal" in Malay.
LATIFFmMalay
Malay form of Latiff.
LIYANAfMalay
Derived from Arabic لَيِّن (layyin) meaning "soft, tender, delicate".
MAHIRAHfMalay
Feminine form of Mahir.
MAHSURIfMalay, Folklore
From Malay maha "great" and suri "queen". This is the name of a figure of folklore on the Malaysian island of Langkawi.
MAIMUNAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Maymuna.
MALARVILYfTamil (Rare), Malaysian (Rare)
Possibly derived from Tamil மலர் (malar) meaning "flower".
MANSORmMalay, Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of Mansur.
MARZUKImIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Marzouq.
MASAYUfMalay, Indonesian
Malay feminine name derived from the words mas meaning "gold" and ayu meaning "pretty, beautiful".
MAZLANmMalay
Meaning unknown.
MAZNAHfMalay
Malay form of Mazna.
MEGATmMalay
It comes from the words "Maha Gaek", meaning the "Great One".
MELURfMalay
Means "jasmine" in Malay.
MERDEKAmMalay
Means "free, independent" in Malay.
MOHAMADmArabic, Malay
Arabic variant transcription and Malay variant of Muhammad.
MOKHZANImMalay (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
MUHYIDDINmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Mohy al-Din. A notable bearer is Muhyiddin Yassin (1947-), a Malaysian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2009-2015.
MUNIRAHfMalay, Arabic
Malay form and Arabic variant transcription of Munira.
MURNIfMalay
Means "pure, genuine, chaste, precious" in Malay.
MYRAAfMalaysian
Variant of Myra.
NADIRAHfMalay, African American
Malaysian and African American variant of Nadira.
NAFISAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Nafisa.
NAJIBAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Feminine form of Najib.
NASIRAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Malaysian form and variant of Nasira.
NAZIHAHfMalaysian
Malaysian variant of Naziha.
NORAISHAHfMalay
Combination of Nor and Aishah.
NORHAFIZAHfMalay
Combination of Nor and Hafizah.
NORHIDAYAHfMalay
Combination of Nor (1) and Arabic هِدَايَة (hidāya) meaning "guidance".
NUHAYAfMalaysian
Intelligent.... [more]
NURAIDAfIndonesian, Malay, Kyrgyz
Either an elaboration of Nura or a combination of Nur and Aida.
NURAISYAHfMalay, Indonesian
Combination of Arabic نُور (nūr) meaning "light" and the given name Aisyah.
NURFAIZAHfIndonesian, Malay
Combination of Arabic نُور (nūr) meaning "light" and Faizah.
NURHAFIZAHfMalay
Combination of Arabic نُور (nūr) meaning "light" and the name Hafizah.
NURHIDAYAHfIndonesian, Malay
Combination of Nur and Arabic هِدَايَة (hidāya) meaning "guidance".
PERAKmMalay
It means "silver". It was the fifth and most famous bendahara of the Sultanate of Malacca, Tun Perak, who served under four sultans from 1456 to 1498.
PUTIHf & mMalay
Means "white" in Malay.
QAMRAfArabic (Rare), Malay (Rare)
Possibly from Arabic قَمَر (qamar) meaning "moon" (see Qamar).
RAFIDAHfMalay
Malay feminine form of Rafid.
RAFIQAHfMalaysian, Indonesian
Feminine form of Rafiq.
RAHIMAHfMalay
Malay feminine form of Rahim.
RAHMAHfArabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic رَحْمَة (raḥma) meaning "compassion, mercy".
RASHIDAHfMalay, Muslim
Variant transcription of Rashida.
RASYADmIndonesian, Javanese, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Rashad.
RASYIDmIndonesian, Javanese, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Rashid.
RASYIDAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Rashida.
RAZIFmMalay
Meaning unknown, most likely of Arabic origin.
RIDHUANmMalay
Malay form of Ridwan.
RIDUANmIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Ridwan.
RIDZUANmMalay
Malay form of Ridwan.
ROSLANmMalay
Possibly a Malay form of Ruslan.
ROZAIMImMalay
Meaning unknown.
ROZIEfMalaysian, English (Modern, Rare)
Malaysian diminutive of Roziana and English variant of Rosie.
SABREmMalay, Malaysian
Borrowing from French sabre, where the sabre is an alteration of sable, which was in turn loaned from German Säbel, Sabel in the 1630s. The German word is on record from the 15th century, loaned from Polish szabla, which was itself adopted from Hungarian szabla (14th century, later szablya)... [more]
SADIAHfIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Sa'dia.
SAFIAHfMalay
Malay form of Safiyyah.
SALLEHmMalay
Malay form of Salih.
SALLINAfEnglish (Rare), Malaysian
Probably a variant of Selina.
SALMAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Salma.
SAMIHAHfMalay
Malay form of Samiha.
SAMSUDINmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Shams al-Din.
SAYANGfMalay
Means "love, affection, darling, dear, kind, beloved" in Malay.
SENINmMalay
Means "Monday" in Malay.
SERIfMalay
Malay variant of Sri.
SHAFIEmMalay
Derived from Arabic شَافِعِيّ (šāfiʿiyy) which refers to one of the four schools (madhhab) of Sunni Islam, the Shafi'i or Shafii. The sect was named in honour of its founder, Arab scholar Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i.
SHARIFUDDINmMalay, Urdu
Malay and Urdu form of Sharif al-Din.
SOFEAfMalaysian
Possibly the Malaysian form of Sophia. This claim requires research.
SOFIANmArabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian, Malay
Maghrebi transcription and Indonesian and Malay form of Sufyan.
SOLEHmIndonesian, Javanese, Malay
Javanese and Malay form of Salih.
SUHAILAHfMalay
Malay form of Suhaila.
SUHAILEEfMalaysian
Presumably a Malaysian form of Sohaila.
SULUNGm & fMalay
Means "eldest, first-born" in Malay.
SUPIANmChechen, Malay, Indonesian
Chechen and Malay variant of Supyan and Indonesian form of Sufyan.
SUPYANmChechen, Malay
Chechen and Malay form of Sufyan.
SURIAfEnglish, Malaysian, Celtic Mythology
Suria, also Syria, is the female deification of supposedly good flowing water, conceived as a weaning Mother goddess, in ancient Celtic polytheism.
SYAFIQmMalay
Malay form of Shafiq.
SYAHIDmIndonesian, Javanese, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Shahid.
SYAHIDAHfMalay, Indonesian
Feminine form of Syahid.
SYAHIRmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Shahir.
SYAHIRAHfMalay
Malay form of Shahira.
SYAKIRmMalay, Indonesian, Acehnese
Malay and Indonesian form of Shakir.
SYARIFmMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Sharif.
SYAZWANmMalay
Possibly means "my fragrance" in Malay.
SYAZWANIfMalaysian (Rare)
Means "my fragance, my sweet smell" in Malay.
SYUKRImMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Shukri.
TERATAIfMalay
Derived from Malay teratai meaning "waterlily".
TIJAHfMalay
Malay variant of Khadija.
TUAHmMalay
Means "good luck" in Malay. A famous bearer is Hang Tuah, a Malay hero.
UNGUfMalay
Means "purple" in Malay.
WAHABmArabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "giver, bestower" derived from Arabic وَهَبَ (wahaba) meaning "to give, to present, to bestow". In Islamic tradition الوهاب (al-Wahāb) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
WAHIDAHfIndonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Wahida.
WALIYUDDINmArabic (Rare), Malay
Means "ally / friend of the faith", which means a supporter of Islam. Mainly found among Muslims in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.
YAZIDmArabic (Maghrebi), Malay
Means "increasing, adding more" derived from Arabic زَادَ (zāda) meaning "to add, to increase". This name was borne by three Umayyad caliphs.
YUNOSmMalay
Malay form of Yunus.
YUSOFmMalay
Malay form of Yusuf. A notable bearer was Yusof bin Ishak (1910-1970), the first President of Singapore.
YUSOFFmMalay
Variant of Yusof.
YUVANmIndian, Tamil (Rare), Malaysian (Rare)
From Sanskrit युवन् (yúvan) meaning “young, youthful, healthy”.
ZAHARINmMalay
Possibly derived from Arabic زَاهِر (zāhir) meaning "shining, radiant".
ZAHIRAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Malaysian variant of Zahira.
ZAHRAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Zahra. It is often paired with Fatimah in reference to the Arabic title for the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, فاطمة الزهراء (Fatimah Az-Zahrā’), meaning "Fatimah the Splendid".
ZAINAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Malaysian variant of Zaina.
ZAINALmMalay
Derived from Arabic زين ال (zayn al) meaning "beauty of the", ultimately from زَيْن (zayn) meaning "beautiful, handsome, nice".
ZAINUDDINmIndonesian, Malaysian, Malay
Indonesian and Malaysian form of Zayn ad-Din.
ZAKYmMalay, Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Malay and Egyptian variant of Zaki.
ZALEHAfMalay
Malay form of Zulaykha.
ZALINAfKazakh, Ossetian, Malay, Karachay-Balkar, Chechen
Most likely derived from Persian زر (zar) meaning "gold".